Actual Russell Crowe is throwing a big ‘garden party’ gig this summer… in Warrington

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 5th March 2024

It may not be the place you’d expect, but actual Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe is heading to Warrington for a gig.

In fact, would you even expect to hear that actual Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has ventured into music professionally in the first place? It’s the first we’re hearing of it, but it’s true – the massively-celebrated star of Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Insider, Les Misérables, and so much more is touring the UK with his live band this summer.

And, for some reason, he’s chosen Warrington as one of the places he’s stopping off at.

Manchester‘s music scene is undoubtedly world-famous, and most global artists will make a concerted effort to step on the stage in our city as part of the touring schedules, but the same cannot definitely cannot be said for the neighbouring Warrington.

At least Russell Crowe’s set to, quite-rightly, show some love to the Cheshire town this summer though, as he heads out on his ‘Indoor Garden Party’ tour of the UK and Ireland in July.


After first kicking things off in the Irish capital of Dublin at the prestigious Gaiety Theatre, Russell and his band of talented live instrumentalists – whose relationships with the actor-turned-musician all go back 30 years – will be making their way over to the fellow northern city of Leeds, Inverness in Scotland, and of course, London at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

They’ll be entertaining crowds here in the North West at Warrington’s Parr Hall on Thursday 4 July 2024, and tickets are set to go on general sale this week.


Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party 2024 Tour Dates

  • Monday 1 July – Gaiety Theatre (Dublin)
  • Thursday 4 July – Parr Hall (Warrington)
  • Wednesday 24 July – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (London)
  • Thursday 25 July – Brudenell Social Club (Leeds)
  • Friday 26 July – Eden Court (Inverness)

Irish singer Lorraine O’Reilly will also be joining Russell and his band The Gentleman Barbers as they head across the UK and Ireland this summer.

Russell’s ‘Indoor Garden Party’ concept started all the way back in 2009 outside a pub in London, but this is the first time he’s bringing it back on the road in our country again since 2017.

What exactly is an ‘Indoor Garden Party’ though? Well, according to Russell himself, it’s “an event, a band, a happening. It’s fluid. The personnel changes, but it’s always big. It’s like a festival where I gather people I admire, musicians and storytellers, and we put on a show.”


Doesn’t sound half bad, if you ask us.

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Tickets to all 2024 UK and Ireland dates of Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party – including Warrington – go on general sale this Friday 8 March, with prices starting at £45 each.

Grab yours when they go on sale at 10am here.

Featured Image – Russell Crowe (via Twitter)