Dropkick Murphys announced its early plans for 2021 Monday.
The band revealed through a press release, that it has a new livestream show and album on the way this year. The livestream, dubbed “Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021” is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. ET March 17 here. As with its concert that it held last year, this performance will be free to view.
Band founder Ken Casey talked about making the concert free through a prepared statement.
“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,” he said. “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! ”
Donors will get to see their names scroll across the bottom of the screen during the performance. The concert will feature a variety of classic Dropkick Murphys songs and a selection of songs featured on the band’s forthcoming album. The band is expected to announce the first details on that album next week.
Dropkick Murphys’ streaming concerts held in 2020 — “Streaming Up From Boston” and “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised collectively, $760,000 to help charities and to help pay the band’s employees. The first of the concerts raised $60,000 while the latter — “Streaming Outta Fenway” — raised $700,000. Audiences can watch that latter show streaming here.
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