PRESS RELEASE: The NHL announced today that the Dropkick Murphys will make a special appearance at the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Boston’s Fenway Park on New Year’s Day. Dropkick Murphys will perform prior to the historic outdoor matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, January 1, 2010. NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the game and the performance in the U.S. and CBC and RDS will televise the event live in Canada. The Murphys will open the historic outdoor game at Fenway Park with a performance of their signature song, “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”
“We are absolutely thrilled that Dropkick Murphys are performing at the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic,” said Don Renzulli, NHL Senior Vice President of Events & Entertainment. “As performers and as hockey fans, the Dropkick Murphys bring a new level of excitement to this historic game.”
Last year’s NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field attracted the largest U.S. audience for a regular-season NHL game in 34 years. The 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, a celebration of the sport of hockey and a return to its roots, will be the third regular season outdoor NHL game played in the U.S. and the fourth overall.
There are multiple ways for fans throughout North America to tune in to the event on New Year’s Day. In addition to live broadcast coverage via NBC (U.S.), CBC (Canada) and RDS (Canada), the NHL Network will offer all-access pre-game and post-game original programming. 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, WIP Radio in Philadelphia and SIRIUS XM Radio will carry live radio coverage, with NHL.com providing extensive and comprehensive digital video coverage. For more information go to: http://www.nhl.com/ and www.dropkickmurphys.com.