Musical stage is set for Hollywood star Russell Crowe in Leeds

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

Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
Russell Crowe in Gladiator.

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

And, given his well-documented love of Leeds United, it’s perhaps no surprise that the band will be playing a show 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 have a gig lined up in Leeds on Friday, September 29.

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Details of the show’s venue are expected to be confirmed today, with tickets scheduled to go on sale 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.

Crowe tweeted: “Details will be posted here May 31st. Tickets on sale June 2nd. All venues are seated.”

The New Zealander 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 via 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.