For the first time in more than 20 years, BOSTON-based CELTIC punk group DROPKICK MURPHYS will not perform on ST. PATRICK'S DAY weekend due to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic, but the band still plans to livestream a concert online worldwide. However, celebrate St. Patrick's Day from home with a virtual show. "The current world situation is the ONLY thing that would prevent us from doing so", said the group.
Given Gov. Gavin Newsom's directive for bars to close, Tuesday is looking to be a very low-key St. Patrick's Day.
The band recently released the single "Smash Sh*t Up", and will release a new album on September 11 through the band's own Born & Bred Records.
Boston has also canceled its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which typically dyes Boston Harbor a festive green.
With large gatherings of people pretty much banned for the short term, musicians are turning to the internet to spreadjoy where they can.
Between coronavirus Outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States government have encouraged social distancing to slow the spread of the disease.
"We hope you and your families are doing well during this trying time", the statement starts.