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Russell Crowe Announces Summer Tour with His Band: 'It's Going to Be Absolutely Fantastic' (Exclusive)

Russell Crowe Announces Summer Tour with His Band: 'It's Going to Be Absolutely Fantastic' (Exclusive)

The actor will hit the road for his Indoor Garden Party Tour featuring The Gentleman Barbers and Lorraine O’Reilly

Russell Crowe is hitting the road with his band.

The actor and musician, 59, will be taking the stage in Europe this summer for his Indoor Garden Party tour featuring The Gentleman Barbers and Lorraine O’Reilly, he confirms to PEOPLE in an exclusive video message.

“Prepping for a show is very similar to prepping for a role,” Crowe tells PEOPLE exclusively. "You’ve got to give yourself the time focused on it so the details seep into your bones. The older I get, the more important it has become to prep my voice too. The shows tend to be 20-plus songs, so it’s a big sing as they say."

<p>Pool Insabato Rovaris/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty</p> Russell Crowe in Italy in February 2024

Pool Insabato Rovaris/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty

Russell Crowe in Italy in February 2024

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Having first started his band more than 40 years ago, Crowe recalls touring was mainly limited to New Zealand and Australia. This summer’s venues, including the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheatre in Pompeii and the Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno, are "quite a bit different from playing local pubs in logging towns,” he says.

Yet whatever the size of the stage or the audience, "we do try to bring that corner pub intimacy with us," he adds. "We love taking the audience on a journey, through the stories connected to the songs but also the musicianship. This band is full of monster players and people really respond to that.”


There's also a chance Crowe's oldest son Charlie, 20, will make an appearance.

"He got up with us a few times last year, and I’m hoping that he does that again,” the actor says. “He has a great voice. So much musicality and control. Way more than his old man at the same age. He is a fine songwriter, a real craftsman.”

Crowe hopes his youngest son Tennyson, 17, might be able to make it as well: "But it’s his last year of high school and he’s got some big exams coming up.”

Of all the upcoming venues, the actor says he’s especially excited to play in Dublin.

“I can’t wait to be back onstage [there],” Crowe says. “The 02 in Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London. We haven’t played in Leeds since 2017, but we return there to a fantastic little gig called the Brudenell Social Club.”

Other stops include Parr Hall in Warrington, The Eden Court theatre in Inverness, La Cigale in Paris and Italy. “What a privilege to get to play at these ancient sites,” he adds. “I’m looking forward to Rome, Pompeii, Siena, Varese, Piacenza, the festival in Diamante... It's going to be absolutely fantastic."

Tickets for the tour can be purchased online.

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