The impromptu duet by Australian actor-musician Russell Crowe and American punk rock legend Patti Smith during Culture Night in Reykjavík has garnered significant attention with video clips of their gigs getting thousands of views.
Russell Crowe and Patti Smith at Bar 11 on Saturday. Photo and copyright Zoë Robert/Iceland Review.
“This unexpected gig was promotion for Iceland worth a million dollars,” commented Frosti Logason, one of the two presenters of the program Harmageddon on the rock radio station X-id 977 of their performance.
Smith joined two of Crowe’s three concerts with Alan Doyle during Culture Night, in the yard of Bar 11 and then later at Kex Hostel. The duo performed one of Smith’s best-known numbers, Bruce Springsteen’s “Because the Night”.
According to Morgunblaðið’s sources, Smith will perform the title song of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, in which Crowe stars, and for which scenes have been filmed in Iceland in the past weeks.
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