The Dropkick Murphys - longtime Fenway Park legends - will be taking the stage for two live shows at "America's Most Beloved Ballpark." Join us on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 (pending city approval) when they'll be Shipping Up to Boston. The Mighty Mighty BossTones will be opening for Dropkick Murphys on both nights. A portion of the proceeds from the two shows will benefit the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, which helps support families of victims of 9/11 throughout the state.
The show will be played in a "bleacher theater" style set up, with the stage set atop the bullpens in Right Field, and fans seated in the bleachers and first few Grandstand sections. This intimate setting has been used for other successful shows at Fenway Park, including the 2007 performance by Grammy-winning artist and musician John Legend and by the Landmark Orchestra in 2010.
The Dropkick Murphys-Red Sox connection began in 2004 when the band wrote and recorded "Tessie" for the Sox and it became the anthem for the Red Sox first World Series Championship in 86 years. For the 2007 championship run, "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" became the introduction for Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon and the rallying cry for the whole team.
The Mighty Mighty BossTones are another legendary Boston band that have been said to be the founders of the ska-core genre mixing ska, punk, rock, reggae, soul, and metal.
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