The Kid Laroi invited some veritable legends of Australian music to join him on stage Sunday, June 12 — and not anyone from AC/DC, not Olivia Newton-John, Keith Urban, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Kylie Minogue, or Sia. Rather. Nope. It was the titans of down-under children’s entertainment, The Wiggles.
The Kid Laroi gave the Wiggles probably the most hype introduction they have ever received as he welcomed them to the stage in the middle of his headlining gig at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Fan-shot video captured Laroi and his hype-man as they made sure the pit was properly open, the house lights were fully lit, and the crowd was ready to go wild when he bellowed, “This next guest is the fucking Wiggles!”
The crowd, of course, did go nuts and seemed to sing every word as the Wiggles ran through their song, “Fruit Salad.” Afterward, a clearly delighted Laroi quipped, “These guys only wanted to do one song, and I was like, ‘No, no, no, we gotta run all the hits.’”
After that came performances of “Hot Potato” and “Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car,” with the audience getting the full Wiggles experience, complete with dancing costumed characters on stage. As if the cameo couldn’t get any sweeter, it closed with the Wiggles gifting the Kid Laroi a new original guitar. “Fucking legends,” the Kid Laroi said as the Wiggles left the stage.
With his Australian tour wrapped, the Kid Laroi will head to the U.K. and Europe for a run of shows later this month. While he was supposed to tour North America earlier this year, those dates were postponed and will now kick off on Aug. 2 in Minneapolis and wrap on Sept. 11 in Los Angeles.