Dropkick Murphys

Watch Dropkick Murphys Take the Field at Fenway for Benefit Show Featuring Springsteen

The Irish-punk band had to cancel six concerts due to the coronavirus outbreak but decided that the show must go on, and brought Bruce Springsteen with them

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The Dropkick Murphys have played Fenway Park before, but never like this.

With the legendary Boston Irish-punk band unable to play its regularly scheduled shows in person due to the coronavirus pandemic, they held a concert Friday night at the empty ballpark featuring a remote guest appearance by a special guest: Bruce Springsteen.

The concert kicked off a little more than half an hour after its scheduled start at 6 p.m., with the band's members taking their places across the infield while being introduced like members of the Red Sox.

Promoters said it was the first time a band played from Fenway Park's infield and the first show to ever be livestreamed from the historic ballfield.

Fans could watch through YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. A recording is embedded above.

For the show, Dropkick Murphys and Springsteen teamed up to play one each other's songs, and guest stars like actors Kevin Bacon and Rachel Dratch sent in video messages urging people to donate money. The show raised money for several charities: the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.

The "Streaming From Fenway" show comes after the Dropkick Murphys took their annual St. Patrick's Day show online, calling it "Streaming Up From Boston." That show has been viewed millions of times.

Watch that socially distant St. Patrick's Day show here:

The coronavirus pandemic forced the band to cancel three shows at Boston's House of Blues, one at TD Garden, one at Encore Boston Harbor Casino and an acoustic set from band frontman Ken Casey as health officials encourage people to practice social distancing.

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