Russell Crowe spotted at Grey Eagle music hall in Asheville


Russell Crowe, the 55-year-old actor best known for his Academy Award-winning turn as a Roman general in the hit film Gladiator, posted a video clip Saturday night to his Twitter account showing Australian indy rocker Alex Cameron performing at the Grey Eagle music club in Asheville.

Alongside his video clip, Crowe asked his 2.7 Twitter followers: “Where am I now?” The Grey Eagle sign could be clearly seen behind Cameron, who was roving the stage during his performance.

Actor, director and musician Adam Goldberg, who appeared with Crowe in the Hollywood hit A Beautiful Mind, was also at the Saturday night show, The Grey Eagle tweeted.

Over the past six years, Cameron has toured extensively with other well-known indy rockers including Mac DeMarco, Kevin Morby and an Asheville resident whose own star is rising quickly – Angel Olsen.

Cameron’s second album, released in 2017, includes a number of collaborations, including one with Olsen. The Sydney, Australia, native is touring now in support of his third studio album, Miami Memory, which was released in September.

Aside from his film career, Crowe has long worked as a musician.  Crowe (who’s actually a citizen of New Zealand but lived most his life in Australia) was part of an Australian rock band in the 1980s called 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. In the early 2000s, a new interation of the group called Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God sold out a series of shows in Australia. The group played sold out shows on a U.S. tour in 2006.

More recently, Crowe and his longtime musical collaborator, Alan Doyle of the Canadian band Great Big Sea, have launched a new act called Indoor Garden Party.