DKM to join Boston Pops for special show

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Dropkick Murphys will join Boston Pops for a special “Red Sox Night” to celebrate Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary at Symphony Hall later this month. The show, which will be the second of the Pop’s 3-night “City of Champions” celebration, will take place on Thursday, May 24. The hometown favorites will make their Symphony Hall debut by performing two songs, “Tessie” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”, with the Pops. Tickets for the performance, which range in price from $22 to $92, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

The baseball and sports-themed concert will open with “The Star-Spangled Banner” before New England Patriots great Andre Tippett narrates “Freddie the Football,” a tale of pigskin beleaguered by its oval shape. The Boston Pops will also present John Williams’s “Olympic Spirit” with a video celebrating female Olympic athletes. Josh Kantor, Fenway Park’s organist since 2003, will perform during the show’s intermission. The second half of the show will be a full tribute to the Red Sox, beginning with the John Williams composition “Fanfare for Fenway” and continuing with baseball-themed songs and appearances from members of the Boston Red Sox.

Symphony Hall will take on the appearance of a ballpark with food vendors in baseball caps hawking Fenway-style popcorn, snacks from hot dog stands and more.

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