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Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen will play to an empty Fenway Park

The show marks the first time that a band has played on the actual baseball diamond.

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Sarah Medina

The lights at Fenway will be on again next week for a special concert featuring Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen. 

The free concert, dubbed "Streaming Outta Fenway," will be performed live to an empty stadium and benefit various charities. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the band members will be spread across the baseball diamond, Bruce Springsteen will join in remotely for two songs ("1 of ours + 1 of his" the band wrote on Twitter), and fewer than 30 crew members will handle the audio and video for the concert.

"It'll be drums at second base, banjo where the shortstop is, and singers in the infield. You could never get that kind of distance indoors," singer and bassist Ken Casey told the Boston Globe.

The concert marks a series of firsts: The first time a band has played on the actual baseball diamond at Fenway and the first time a full concert has been played to an empty sports stadium.  

The show will be broadcast at 6pm EDT on the band's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages. Throughout the livestream, fans will be encouraged to make donations via a text-to-donate campaign benefitting the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America and Habitat For Humanity.

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