Dropkick Murphys performed live for an empty Fenway Park in Boston, MA, on Friday, which saw Bruce Springsteen join in on two songs in an effort to raise funds for the Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity, and Feeding America.
Dubbed Streaming Outta Fenway, the two-hour concert kicked off after an introduction by the voice of the Boston Red Sox, Joe Castiglione. Tim Brennan (guitar), Jeff Darosa (guitar), Lee Forshner (bagpipes), Matt Kelly (drums), Kevin Rheault (bass), James Lynch (guitar), Ken Casey (vocals), and Al Barr (vocals) made their way to the infield right around 6:30 p.m. ET to jump into the band’s 28-song set.
The first half of the performance included originals like “The Boys Are Back”, “The State of Massachusetts”, “Smash Sh*t Up”, “Tessie”, and “Rebels with a Cause”, along with a cover of Gerry Cinnamon‘s “The Bonny”. The second half of Streaming Outta Fenway saw Dropkick play the fan-favorite original “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” in addition to “Queen of Suffolk County”, “Out of Our Heads”, and “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya”. Cover selections for this portion of the show included John Newton‘s “Amazing Grace”, Johnny Thunders‘ “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”, and Brendan Behan‘s “The Auld Triangle”. It was towards the end of the set, however, where the band treated the viewing audience to the highlight of the night—a sit-in from The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen.
Introduced by Casey and his memorable Boston accent, Springsteen joined in virtually for a take on the Dropkick original, “Rose Tattoo”. Springsteen traded verses with Casey on the song before the two harmonized on the choruses. Kelly then led them into the next song, an Irish music-inspired take on the Springsteen original, “American Land”, before Dropkick closed out the lengthy performance with “Until the Next Time”.
Watch Bruce Springsteen join Dropkick Murphys with a video of the full concert below, and scroll down for a detailed setlist. Additionally, head to Dropkick Murphys’ website, here, to donate to the Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity, and Feeding America.
Dropkick Murphys – Streaming Outta Fenway – [Pro-Shot, Full Show Video]
[Video: Boston Red Sox]
Setlist: Dropkick Murphys | Streaming Outta Fenway | Fenway Park | Boston, MA | 5/29/20
Set: The Boys Are Back, The State of Massachusetts, Captain Kelly’s Kitchen, Smash Sh*t Up, Sunshine Highway, The Bonny (Gerry Cinnamon cover), Sandlot, Tessie, Jimmy Collins’ Wake, The Fighting 69th, The Walking Dead, 4-15-13, Rebels with a Cause, Prisoner’s Song, The Warrior’s Code, The Auld Triangle (Brendan Behan cover), You can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Johnny Thunders cover), Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding, Queen of Suffolk County, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya, Amazing Grace (John Newton cover), (F)lannigan’s Ball, Out of Our Heads, Dirty Water (The Standells cover), Rose Tattoo , American Land (Bruce Springsteen cover) , I’m Shipping Up To Boston, Until the Next Time
 w/Bruce Springsteen