Dropkick Murphys took their live show into the digital realm by streaming a full performance straight from the baseball field of Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.
Taking place on Friday, May 29, the livestream featured the band joined by rocker-star Bruce Springsteen, who performed remotely in front of an audience-free stadium.
The show kicked off with an intro from Kevin Bacon, followed by the band members taking viewers on a tour of Fenway, home of the Boston Red Sox.
The band social distanced themselves during the performance, positioned well away from each other on the field as they played.
The Boss appeared on the Jumbotron, performing the band’s “Rose Tattoo” and then his own “American Land.” Springsteen’s appearance can be seen just after the 1:55:30 mark.
Speaking to CNN, band member Ken Casey revealed his hopes that the concert would lift people’s spirits during the time of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think that it is somewhat of a symbolic place in regards to how Bostonians think of summertime,” Casey said. “I think this was kind of the next best way to let everyone get in and see the park with some activity going on.”
Discussing Springsteen’s involvement, Casey added: “He’s been really good to the Dropkick Murphys. As mega a star as he is, he’s just such a regular guy.”