Anthony Albanese, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, has booked a DJ set in Brisbane. Yes, this is real life right now.
He’s played Melbourne and Sydney, and now it’s Brisbane’s turn for DJ Albo.
The Labor legend, who currently represents the Division of Grayndler and serves as the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism, will check the decks at Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane on Friday 4 December.
Albanese will be spinning his favourite tunes to raise funds for Labor’s Moreton, Bonner and Forde campaigns.
If you’re having trouble accepting that this is a real thing that is really happening, here’s the poster.
This isn’t some desperate bid for the youth vote (well, maybe a little bit), but rather just the latest example of how much the man known as Albo loves a good tune.
He co-hosted a pre-election episode of Rage in 2013, and an Albo DJ set at The Bella Union in Melbourne earlier this year included cuts from The Cure, The Strokes, The Saints, New Order, Celibate Rifles, The Pixies, Hilltop Hoods, The Breeders, and even Madison Avenue and Taylor Swift.
He also claims to have seen Nirvana play live at Big Day Out in 1992 (“it went off”, according to Albo), and once intervened to save a Dolly Parton tour from bureaucratic red tape, although we’re not really sure if that one belongs in the plus or minus column.
Tickets are $50 for waged punters and $30 for unwaged punters (classic Albo), with food trucks on site and free drinks on arrival.
The timing of the announcement is interesting, to say the least, as the state Labor government has introduced new lockout laws this week that have angered pubs and clubs in Queensland.
Lest we be accused of unfairness, we will be happy to promote any Liberal MPs who have a DJ set coming up in Brisbane.
— Netflix & copypasta (@thewetmale) February 5, 2015
Wandering Cooks is located at 1 Fish Lane, South Brisbane. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.au.