Bruce Springsteen will be teaming up with one of his favorite bands — the Dropkick Murphys — for a livestream concert tonight (May 29th) at Boston's Fenway Park dubbed, “Streaming Outta Fenway.” The gig itself will be played to an empty stadium — with “The Boss” being piped in remotely via the ballpark's jumbotron. Springsteen will join the Murphys for two songs — one from each of their catalogues.
Dropkick Murphy's frontman Al Barr told us that the band will perform spread apart on Fenway's field — and said that some fans are disappointed that the band will play in isolation: “Some people are saying, 'Oh, well, that's not the way it should be done and there should be people in there,' but, the bottom line is they're not letting people in there. Y'know, the (Boston) Garden and Fenway will be closed for the summer to the public, so, this is our chance to deliver unto the fans, properly, what will be our only concert this summer.”
Barr went on to say that the band and Springsteen share a unique connection: “We've had a rapport with Bruce for a number of years now, I think until 2008. And he's come out and performed with us at a St. Patrick Day's Show a few years ago; and the fact that he's lending his talents to this is even better. It's going to be, hopefully, to the charities, as well, which is, obviously, one of the main reasons for doing this.”
Backstreets.com posted: “'Streaming Outta Fenway' will be a 'full electric' performance and serve as a benefit fundraiser for three charities: Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity, and Feeding America. You can pitch in by texting 'DONATE' to 404-994-3559. Tune in May 29th at 6 p.m. ET, on Facebook or YouTube to watch.”
The performance will also stream on dropkickmurphys.com.