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The Irish-American band have been performing on the holiday since 1996.
The Dropkick Murphys will follow tradition and celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a live performance, despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, like last years show it will be a virtual concert and will be live-streamed to the masses. The Boston based group have played and celebrated the holiday since 1996.
The band’s St Patricks Day live-stream will be titled Still Locked Down and will be available on March 17th 2021 at 7pm ET (11pm GMT). Tickets will be free but fans are encouraged to pay what they can to support both the band and their crew.
Speaking on this decision singer Ken Casey said: “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 adds, “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 gig will be held on an arena-sized stage in front of a full LED backdrop, according to Consequence of Sound. It’s to be directed by Josh Adams, who has worked with Dropkick Murphys in the past as well as infamous rock band Foo Fighters.