The Dropkick Murphys have announced an upcoming live streamed performance, set to take place at the iconic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Streaming Outta Fenway sees the Celtic-American punks give a fully plugged-in performance at the empty sports stadium; no physical audience present. Additionally, the event will be joined remotely by guest performer Bruce Springsteen.
Streaming Outta Fenway’s setlist will consist just two songs – one from just the band and another performed with Springsteen. It’s set to broadcast 29 May at 6pm (ES) and can be viewed from the band’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages.
In their press statement, the band reported that they will be the first to perform, without a stage, on the “dirt and grass of the infield diamond”. They invited their fans to join in from the comfort of their own homes, writing: “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!”
Streaming Outta Fenway – presented by Boston-based tech company, Pega – will see its proceeds go towards the Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity and Feeding America.
Earlier this year, The Dropkick Murphys live streamed their annual St. Patrick’s Day weekend concert in lieu of cancelling the show due to COVID-19.
It was one of the first of such web based shows, with 10 million worldwide tuning in. Its success has been questioned by the Wall Street Journal as to whether live streamed concerts could be the business model for live events amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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