In an empty Fenway Park, Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys perform together
By Trent Sell
Fenway Park and the music of the Dropkick Murphys go hand in hand when you think of the sights and sounds of Boston. Fenway served as a fitting venue for the Dropkick Murphys’ live stream concert, featuring an appearance from Bruce Springsteen.
Streaming Outta Fenway
The live stream concert conveniently named “Streaming Outta Fenway” was a fundraiser for three organizations. The proceeds benefited the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, raising over $100,000.
The Dropkick Murphys performed for over 2 hours in an empty Fenway Park. Their 28 song set was streamed live on Youtube May, 29th. The setlist included many of their hits from a more than 20-year long career. You can re-watch the entire concert here.
The highlight of the concert came when Bruce Springsteen appeared on the jumbotron screen out in center field. Streaming in remotely from New Jersey, Springsteen joined the band for the song “Ross Tattoo.” Lead singer Ken Casey introduced Springsteen as the “reigning, defending heavyweight champion of rock n’ roll.” Jump to 1hour 56 min in the video to catch Springsteen’s feature.
Casey and Springsteen traded versus during the singing of “Ross Tattoo,” in which he sang with the band on their 2013 Charity EP. They followed up with one of Bruce’s Irish infused songs “American Land,” a song about immigration to the land of the opportunity.
The band rounded out the concert with their glorious and blood pumping hit “I’m Shipping up to Boston.”