Gladiator star Russell Crowe set to play gig with his band in Leeds

Russell Crowe.
Russell Crowe.
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He’s famous the world over as an actor thanks to starring roles in films such as Gladiator and L.A. Confidential.

Now, though, Russell Crowe is embarking on a musical sideline as part of a band called Indoor Garden Party.

Gladiator''Russell Crowe'� Dreamworks & Universal Pictures

Gladiator''Russell Crowe'� Dreamworks & Universal Pictures

And, given his well-documented love of Leeds United, it’s perhaps no surprise that the band have a show lined up in Yorkshire’s unofficial capital in support of their soon-to-be released album.

Crowe has announced via Twitter that he and the rest of Indoor Garden Party are playing at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on Friday, September 29. Tickets for the gig go on sale at 10.30am this Friday.

Indoor Garden Party are also playing London on September 28 and Dublin on October 1, while the band’s album, entitled The Musical, is released on June 16.

New Zealand-born Crowe was bitten by the United bug during their all-conquering years under manager Don Revie in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

And, in 2015, he even dropped a tantalising hint on Twitter that he might consider buying the club. Crowe was urged to plough some of his fortune into United in a light-hearted tweet by fellow Whites supporter Sam Wild.

Rather than dismissing the notion out of hand, the actor replied: “Anybody else think this is a good idea?”

Crowe is already the co-owner of Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs.