NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is is playing a one-off DJ set in Victoria this month

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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is is playing a one-off DJ set in Victoria this month

Hitting the decks as DJ Diesel, O'Neal will be performing an exclusive club gig at 170 Russell in Melbourne.

Shaquille O’Neal, hailed as one of the most dominant players in NBA history, is going to be performing a one-off DJ set in Melbourne this month.

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Shaq will be making his way to Australia later this month for a series of speaking events and exclusive appearances in Sydney and Melbourne, and while in the Victorian city, the NBA megastar and business mogul will be treating punters to a night they’ll never forget. Performing under the moniker, DJ Diesel, he will deliver an exclusive DJ set at Melbourne’s stylish nightclub, 170 Russell on Wednesday 24 August presented by Lucky Ent.

He is no stranger to the stage, having performed at high-profile events such as the U.S Formula 1, he has made guest appearances at international music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland and Imagine as well as creating ‘Shaq’s Fun House’ event in Los Angeles during Super Bowl Weekend.


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Although DJing is a relatively new pursuit, O’Neal claims to have been DJing in some form since the 1980s, when he was a student at Louisiana State University and has released multiple studio rap albums in the 1990s including his debut album ‘Shaq Diesel’ in 1993. The album went on to achieve double Platinum certification in the United States. Being a DJ is one of Shaq’s true passions and he’s excited to bring his live set to Melbourne!

O’Neal’s highly anticipated return will be his first visit to Australia in over 20 years and is proudly presented by Australian Basketball Players’ Association and The Hour Group.

“I’m really excited for this long-awaited tour to come to Australia! It’s my first time back in such a long time and I can’t wait to see you Aussies down under,” Said, Shaquille O’Neal.

The Business mogul, Hall of Famer and 4-time NBA championship winner will also appear at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on Thursday 25 August 2022.

Limited tickets for the exclusive DJ Diesel performance are on sale now here