Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg & Russell Crowe Hang Out Together In Melbourne

6 March 2023 | 10:47 am | Mary Varvaris

If you’re going to hang out with any artist backstage, you’d want it to be Snoop.

Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg and Russell Crowe

Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg and Russell Crowe (Source: Instagram)

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Snoop Dogg is having a great time in Australia, evidenced by his Instagram feed showcasing the beloved rapper performing to massive sold-out crowds and catching up with friends.

In a series of pictures and a video, Ed Sheeran looks positively gleeful to be beside Snoop; Russell Crowe seems to be having a great time, too. If you’re going to hang out with any artist backstage at Rod Laver Arena, you’d want it to be Snoop. D12 also noted Sheeran's humility in a backstage pic.

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Snoop Dogg thrilled fans last week when he revealed that Dr Dre is also in Australia, which begs the question, is an on-stage collab possible when they’re both here?

Before he went on the stage in Perth, the Doggyland rapper posted a cheeky snap on Instagram of himself and Dr Dre in front of His Majesty’s Theatre Perth in the city centre. 

“Life story,” he captioned the pic, sending fans into an excited overdrive - “Dre as well? Big blessings upon Perth,” one fan commented. Another said, “Holy shit! Is Dre in Perth too? Can’t wait for your gig tonight,” with another few leaving an iteration of, “Wait… Dr Dre is in Australia?” Read The Music’s review of Snoop’s show in Melbourne here.

Last week, Ed Sheeran announced the release date of his new record, Subtract, his final album in the Mathematics series following 2011’s Plus, 2014’s Multiply, 2017’s Divide and Equals, released in 2021. 

Subtract is dubbed his most personal album to date and will be released on Friday, 5 May, through Asylum/Atlantic Records. You can pre-order the record here.

Earlier that week, he performed at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital in an impromptu gig, and on Thursday and Friday, he headlined the MCG with two record-breaking gigs in terms of ticket sales alone.

Earlier this year, Russell Crowe joined Amy Shark on stage for a rendition of Psycho, from her 2018 debut album, Love Monster

She performed at Crowe's Indoor Garden Party at the Hoey Moey in Coffs Harbour alongside Janet Devlin and other artists on the bill.

Posting the clip on her Instagram story, Shark called Crowe Mark Hoppus's understudy (Hoppus featured on the original song) and captioned their performance, "This is how much Russell Crowe likes my song."