The Celtic-rock icons of Dropkick Murphys and The Boss Bruce Springsteen will headline a special concert at the famed Fenway Park this summer — without fans.
The show will take place at the 38,000-seat stadium and will mark the first music performance without an in-person audience at a major arena, stadium, or ballpark in the country. The Dropkick Murphys’ free live-streamed event will be dubbed “Streaming Outta Fenway,” with Springsteen joining in for a special “double play” of one Springsteen song and one Dropkick Murphys song.
Amid the pandemic, both artists have played live-steamed events to support coronavirus efforts, and it won’t stop with the Fenway gig. During the livestream event, funds raised will go toward the non-profit Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston. Donations will be accepted online or by texting “DONATE” to 404-994-3559.
Fans can tune in to the concert on May 29th.
Multiple artists have been doing whatever they can to keep the spirit of live music alive. Country’s Keith Urban performed an unannounced concert last Thursday at the Stardust Drive-In outside of Nashville for frontline workers, while the TV network CMT recently announced the “Feed The Front Line LIVE” virtual concert marathon – set to feature performances from Tim McGraw, Avril Lavigne, Brad Paisley, and more.
Livestreams are becoming the norm in the industry, and to help monetize creators’ performances, Facebook has launched a paid livestream option.
See Live Nations full list of livestream concert series, Live From Home, here.