- 16 Feb 21
The Massachusetts-based Celtic punkers made a boisterous tradition of performing on March 17th.
Boston's Dropkick Murphys intend to keep their promise to unite with music fans from around the globe for their annual 'St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021...Still Locked Down' to virtually celebrate the occasion.
The livestream concert will take place on March 17 at 11pm UK time. The online gigs began last year, after their weeklong run of shows in and around their hometown were cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Instead, they performed a livestream show dubbed 'Streaming Up from Boston'. A few months later, the band took over an empty Fenway Park for a major livestream concert, featuring a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen himself.
With the pandemic still upon us, the band's 'Still Locked Down' stream will be available for free, with fans being asked to donate what they can to support the Dropkick Murphys and their crew.
Those who make donations before and during the show will see their names scrolling on a ticker during the livestream.
“Instead of charging for tickets, we’re going to ‘pass the virtual hat’ so you can donate what you’d like to help support us in our efforts to keep paying our employees,” said Dropkick Murphys co-vocalist Ken Casey.
“When we did the first two free live streams for charity, our fans were super generous and we raised lots of money for good causes. But frankly, we’ve been out of work for over a year, so this one, we’ve gotta make about us. Of course, a portion will also go to charity, as always!”
The show will be streamed from an arena-sized stage with a full LED backdrop, and directed by Josh Adams, who has worked with both Dropkick Murphys and Foo Fighters in recent times.
In addition to the stream, Dropkick Murphys plan to reveal details on their new album shortly.
The virtual concert and more info is available here, where fans can make donations in advance.
For the 2nd year in a row, we’ll be playing a March 17 show in Boston...beamed to your living room!!
ST. PATRICKS DAY LIVE STREAM 2021...STILL LOCKED DOWN will be FREE thanks to our friends at @pega & by YOU!! Read More: https://t.co/8anDdBgErf pic.twitter.com/5POCO5jc88
— Dropkick Murphys (@DropkickMurphys) February 15, 2021