Bruce Springsteen and Dropkick Murphys have announced a new concert – with a catch.
Boston-based Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys are set to play the city’s Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, for a free live-streamed event called “Streaming Outta Fenway.” Springsteen will join the band remotely for a special “double play” of one Springsteen song and one Dropkick Murphys song.
But the entire show will be performed without a live audience in the historic, nearly 38,000-seat stadium. It’s the first music performance without an in-person audience at a major U.S. Arena, stadium or ballpark, according to a press release.
The free show streams Friday starting at 6 EDT on Dropkick Murphys’ YouTube page.
Springsteen and Dropkick Murphy have both played live-streamed events remotely in support of coronavirus relief efforts. “Streaming Outta Fenway” will benefit non-profit Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston. Donations can be made by texting “DONATE” to 404-994-3559.
The artists are the latest musicians to use their art to give back in an unconventional way amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Country star Keith Urban performed an unannounced concert at Stardust Drive-In, an outdoor cinema about 40 miles east of Nashville, in Watertown, Tennessee.
Urban played for roughly 200 front line workers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center — doctors, nurses and emergency technicians among them, a news release said.
A first-of-its-kind show — at least during the COVID-19 pandemic — from any major entertainer in the United States, Urban said he performed to “say thanks to the health care workers who are putting their lives on the line for us every day.”.
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Television network CMT and non-profit group Feed the Front Line also teamed up for “Feed The Front Line LIVE,” a marathon virtual concert raising funds for essential workers and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show features at-home performances from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Avril Lavigne, Kelsea Ballerini, among more than two dozen others.
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