Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe arrive at O'Reilly's Pub in St. John's in 2005. (CBC)

Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe is paying another visit to Newfoundland this summer.

He'll be on stage playing music at the LSPU Hall in St. John's on the nights of August 3 and 4. 

Crowe is also a musician, and a good friend of Great Big Sea frontman - and St. John's citizen -  Alan Doyle.

The two have worked together for several years on musical projects, and last year, Doyle had a supporting role in Crowe's Hollywood summer blockbuster film, "Robin Hood."

Crowe has been dropping hints on his Twitter account about a visit to the province around the time of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, which takes places from August 5 to 7. 

In 2005, Crowe paid a surprise visit to St. John's and played at O'Reilly's Pub with Doyle.

Pub owner Brenda O'Reilly says Crowe was charming the last time he was in town.

"He was really gracious. He stopped along the way and took photos with all the customers. Took photos with whoever was in the room - my husband's parents, friends."

O'Reilly got a special souvenir from the Hollywood star. "And I actually got a kiss too."

Tickets for Crowe's show, called "The Indoor Garden Party Presented by Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle," will go on sale July 8 at the Resource Centre for the Arts box office.

Crowe himself tweets that the tickets are expected to go fast.