The Boston-based Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys will stream a performance from the diamond at Fenway Park in Boston, May 29 at 6 p.m., with Bruce Springsteen joining the band, remotely, for one song of his and one of theirs. It will be shown on the band’s social media pages: facebook.com/
The stands at the stadium will be empty for this event, which will be presented by the Boston-based tech company Pega and will raise money, via text donations, for Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.
Both Dropick Murphys and Springsteen have headlined concerts at Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox, in the past.
A previous Dropkick Murphys live stream on St. Patrick’s Day this year raised more than $60,000 for the Boston Resiliency Fund, which supports city residents, including first responders and critical care providers, who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Springsteen sang on the traditional Irish song, “Peg o’ My Heart,” on the 2011 Dropkick Murphys album, Going Out in Style. He also performed on that song — as well as “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” (a song that Dropkick Murphys members wrote using lyrics by the late Woody Guthrie) and “Badlands” — at a 2011 Dropkick Murphys show at the House of Blues in Boston.
Also, in 2009, Dropkick Murphys member Tim Brennan proposed to his girlfriend at a Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston and sang on “So Young and in Love,” and several Dropkick Murphys members joined the E Street Band for “American Land” and “Glory Days.”
Here is a video of the 2011 “Peg o’ My Heart” performance:
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