Dropkick Murphys Announce Crowd-Less Fenway Park Gig, Streaming 5/29 for Charity (ft. Bruce Springsteen)


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On May 29, the Dropkick Murphys will become the first musical act to stage a full concert performance at a major U.S. venue without an in-person audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’re doing it in dramatic fashion.

The iconic Boston punk/rock band will play historic Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, for a Streaming Outta Fenway gig featuring special guest pal Bruce Springsteen, who will join in the fun remotely for a little added musical flavor. The show will be simulcast worldwide from Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, May 29 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time / 3:00 PM Pacific Time on the band’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages.

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HOW ABOUT SOME GOOD NEWS … On FRIDAY MAY 29 at 6PM Boston time – the lights will be on at the Old Ballpark for STREAMING OUTTA FENWAY !! We’ll be streaming out to you a FREE FULL ELECTRIC livestream performance from the hallowed grounds of FENWAY PARK IN BOSTON! That's right – we are gonna be the first band in HISTORY to play right on the dirt and grass of the infield diamond –  and we will be doing it FREE – for YOU, THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD !! To make sure this is a night to remember, our friend BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will be joining us remotely for a FENWAY DOUBLE PLAY…. We’ll play together – one of ours + one of his… This free live stream will have NO AUDIENCE in the stands…. That’s another first – no band has ever played a full show in an empty sports stadium !! This means you get to take part in this show with your rowdy kids and neighbors right from your own living room or backyard… Our friends at Boston tech company @pegasystems are once again helping us pull off this crazy idea. Big shout out to them – Pega is Boston bred, they have stood by their employees during this crisis – and they‘re rallying other companies to step up to the plate. Streaming Outta Fenway will raise funds for Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity and Feeding America. These organizations put their donations to work NOW – to help real people in need. If YOU want to add to the contributions of DKM and the sponsors, you can – and you don’t even have to wait until the stream starts. You can DONATE NOW !! TEXT TO DONATE by texting “DONATE” to 404-994-3559 We can't wait to play for you on MAY 29 at 6PM Boston time!! #streamingouttafenway #dropkickmurphys #brucespringsteen

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Via the news release:

The Streaming Outta Fenway performance from Dropkick Murphys is one in a long history of shows the band has played at the park, but it will be the first–and possibly the only–time that a band plays on the baseball diamond at Fenway Park. The infield dirt is considered “sacred ground” to baseball fans, but with the baseball season on hold because of COVID-19, an exception has been made for the beloved Boston band.

The first-ever live streamed music performance from the venerated ballpark adds a new chapter to Fenway’s music history, with two of its foremost history-makers. Dropkick Murphys have rallied the fans for the Red Sox’ four World Series championships this century, as well as headlining Fenway in 2011. Bruce Springsteen performed the first-ever ballpark-wide concert at Fenway back in 2003. The event also marks the first music performance without an in-person audience at a major U.S. arena, stadium or ballpark.

Streaming Outta Fenway will be a fundraiser for a variety of non-profits: During the live stream, a text-to-donate campaign will support three non-profits: Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America®, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston. 

This whole endeavor comes after Dropkick Murphys played a livestream event back on St. Patrick’s Day — filmed without an audience, the gig was in place of the band’s scheduled annual St. Paddy’s Day festivities, which were canceled due to the pandemic.

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