Watch Bruce Springsteen Play with Dropkick Murphys (Remotely) at an Empty Fenway Park for COVID-19 Relief

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On Friday evening, Boston punk rabblerousers the Dropkick Murphys staged a special concert at an empty Fenway Park, a fundraiser for Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, and the Boston Resiliency Fund in their efforts fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a special segment toward the end of the more than two-hour gig was a collaboration with Bruce Springsteen, who dialed in remotely to join the band on two songs, “Rose Tattoo” and “American Land.”

Here’s the Boss‘s introduction and “Rose Tattoo,” from the livestream:

And here’s “American Land”:

The entire streamed concert event is available via the Dropkick Murphys on YouTube — watch it below, and feel encouraged to make a donation if you enjoy what you see!

The #StreamingOuttaFenway event was special indeed:

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.

The concert event was the focus of a segment on CBS News, which the band shared on Monday:

Here’s the CBS Saturday Morning story on STREAMING OUTTA FENWAY – in case you missed it… Thanks to the team over there – we appreciate you spreading the word on the fundraising mission of the show!! If you haven’t YET pitched in, PLEASE GO TO—> DONATE.DROPKICKMURPHYS.COM !! If you HAVE donated, we THANK YOU !! Love,
Dropkick Murphys

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