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Who: Dropkick Murphys, Bruce Springsteen
What: Live benefit concert streamed from Fenway Park benefiting Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, and Feeding America
Where: Dropkick Murphys Facebook
When: Friday, May 22, free, 6:00
Why: Baseball might not have started yet, but one of its classic locations will be the setting for what should be a blistering evening of furious music. The Boston-based Dropkick Murphys will become the first band to play a livestreamed show from an empty stadium when they take the field at Fenway Park, hitting the grass and dirt of the infield diamond for a benefit concert on May 29 at 6:00. The band will be performing a full electric set, joined for two songs by Bruce Springsteen, one tune by the Boss, the other by the Murphs, with Springsteen chiming in from his Jersey home. Bruce and the E Street Band previously took the stage in the shadow of the Green Monster on September 6, 2003, and Springsteen teamed up with the Dropkick Murphys on the 2013 charity song “Rose Tattoo” and “Peg O’ My Heart” from the 2011 Going Out in Style album as well as for a riotous live triple play at the Boston House of Blues on March 18, 2011; in addition, Murphys frontman Ken Casey joined the E Street Band for a rendition of Bruce’s Celtic rocker “American Land” in 2009 in Massachusetts. The show is raising money for the Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, and Feeding America.

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