watch Dropkick Murphys’ livestreamed Fenway Park concert ft. Bruce Springsteen
Update (5/30): the stream is a wrap and you can watch the archive below.
Back when quarantine first started, Dropkick Murphys did a full-band, livestreamed St. Patrick's Day show from an empty venue to make up for their cancelled St. Patrick's Day shows, and now that they've had to cancel their tour with Rancid and their fall hometown shows, they've announced another full-band livestream. This one's gonna be at a slightly larger venue, Fenway Park, and it'll feature a slightly large guest, Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is gonna join them virtually and they'll do one of his songs together and a Dropkick song together. The band writes:
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!!
Tune in to either the band’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or Twitch page on the 29th at 6 PM ET.
UPDATE (5/30): The stream is a wrap. They actually played on the field, and Springsteen joined via the Jumbotron. The Murphys did their collaborative song "Rose Tattoo" and Springsteen's "American Land" together, and the Murphys also played their cover of The Standells' "Dirty Water" (appropriate, being that this was at Fenway) and they also covered Johnny Thunders and much more. You can now watch and rewatch whenever you please right here - Springsteen comes on at the 1:55:35 mark:
The Boys Are Back
The State of Massachusetts
Captain Kelly's Kitchen
Smash Shit Up
The Bonny (Gerry Cinnamon cover)
Jimmy Collins' Wake
The Fighting 69th
The Walking Dead
Rebels with a Cause
The Warrior's Code
The Auld Triangle (Brendan Behan cover)
You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Johnny Thunders cover)
Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding
Queen of Suffolk County
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
Amazing Grace (John Newton cover) (F)lannigan's Ball
Out of Our Heads
Dirty Water (The Standells cover)
Rose Tattoo (with Bruce Springsteen)
American Land (Bruce Springsteen cover) (with Bruce Springsteen)
I'm Shipping Up to Boston
Until the Next Time
Also, watch a video of Springsteen joining the band at a 2011 St. Paddy's Day show:
Check out photos of Dropkick Murphys at Forest Hills Stadium in 2018: