The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting cancellation of gigs and whole tours might be wreaking havoc throughout the music world right now, but Celtic punk band Dropkicks Murphys have tried to give fans something they can raise a glass to on St Patrick’s Day.

After their legendary St Patrick’s Day shows in their hometown of Boston were cancelled due to the US government’s ban on mass gatherings, the Celtic punk band decided on a novel approach.

They will go ahead with a planned show live from Boston tonight without a crowd, and stream it on the internet for free.

A post on their website, www.dropkickmurphys.com, said: “Hey everyone!  We hope you and your families are doing well during this trying time…

“For the first time in 24 years, we are not playing on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. 

“The current world situation is the ONLY thing that would ever stop us from doing so… So we came up with an idea we’re going to pull off this Tuesday – the night of St. Patrick’s Day…

“We’re going to bring a DKM LIVESTREAM CONCERT to EVERYONE – ALL OVER THE WORLD!”

You’ll be able to watch it on the band’s YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook accounts – and it’s FREE!

The show starts at 7pm Boston time, which means the following times elsewhere:

4pm WEST COAST 

11pm LONDON

12am BERLIN

10am SYDNEY

Gary Welford
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