Russell Crowe Joins Keith Urban Onstage in Vancouver

The movie star covers Johnny Cash's “Folsom Prison Blues.”

Keith Urban took a page out of the Taylor Swift handbook and brought one of his famous friends up onstage in the middle of a concert.

“We don’t usually do this, but a friend of mine happens to be in town shooting a movie so he’s here tonight,” Keith said Tuesday night (Sept. 27) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, the movie-making capitol of Canada. "Give it up for Russell Crowe!”

The crowd went wild, according to The Vancouver Observer, though the enthusiasm dulled for a minute after Russell started talking.

“It’s my first time in Vancouver. I must say, it’s a beautiful town, but my god you have some bad weather!” Russell said, which muted the crowd for a minute. But he got ’em back with an enthusiastic cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” which an audience member captured and put up on YouTube.

The newspaper reviewer crowed: “Two Aussies for the price of one. Certainly more entertainment than anyone had expected.”

For his part, Russell seemed to enjoy the night. "hey great gig last night mate, thanks for letting me join in the fun, travel safe," he tweeted the next day.

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