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Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones to Play Fenway

Posted by Sarah Rodman  June 28, 2011 11:45 AM

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The folks at Names have been saying it for awhile but today it became official: the Dropkick Murphys will play Fenway Park with special guests the Mighty Mighty Bosstones on Sept. 8 and 9. (The gigs are "pending city approval" according to the press release). A portion of the proceeds from the shows will benefit the Masschusetts 9/11 Fund.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Thursday, July 7th at noon EDT and will be available online at redsox.com/dropkicks, by calling (877) RED-SOX9, or at the Fenway Park box office. Fans with disabilities may also call (877) RED-SOX9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox' TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.

The shows will be set up "bleacher theater"-style with DKM and the Bosstones playing a stage constructed over the right field bullpens and facing the bleachers and grandstands in that corner in the same manner as the 2007 "Hot Stove" show with John Legend and the 2010 Boston Landmark Orchestra concert.

In today's release DKM bassist-singer Ken Casey said the band's connection with the Red Sox has been an honor.  "Our involvement in the 2004 and 2007 championship seasons are some of the greatest highlights of our career and our lives. But to be invited by the Sox to join the select few who have performed full concerts at the park is truly a dream come true!" 

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