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The Wiggles call Lil Nas X’s bluff on tour offer

By | Published on Thursday 28 April 2022

Lil Nas X and The Wiggles

Lil Nas X and The Wiggles are heading out on a co-headline tour later this year. Possibly. Well, almost certainly not. But it’s fun to imagine, isn’t it?

“Trying really hard to get The Wiggles to co-headline the tour with me”, Lil Nas X tweeted yesterday. “I will keep you guys updated”.

The children’s band quickly responded: “We’re ready to wiggle with you!” Chief Wiggle Anthony Field then also chimed in, informing the rapper that “the Big Red Car is packed and ready”.

Now, assuming that you don’t have children – or at least not ones who have discovered the delights of Australian kids’ TV – then I shall try my best to explain The Wiggles to you.

Formed in 1991, they are a group of four people, each wearing a different coloured jumper, who sing a mixture of nursery rhymes and original songs. They cover subjects such as potatoeshow great they are at music, and the big red car they own.

Field is now the only original member of the group, which has seen a number of line-up changes over the years, as well as one marriage and divorce. Alongside the music, they’ve also made numerous TV shows, films and have a gruelling tour schedule.

Oh, and they bring in tens of millions of dollars a year. While Lil Nas X is presumably trolling conservative America – again – with the suggestion that he might be seen anywhere near some children’s entertainers, touring with them would probably be quite a shrewd move for any artist.

It’s not the first time Lil Nas X has joked about working with The Wiggles. Back in 2020, he claimed that the group had remixed his song ‘Rodeo’. And, you know what, it’s not too late Wiggles.

With or without The Wiggles, Lil Nas X’s world tour begins in the US in September, arriving in Europe in November. He’ll play a UK show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 12 Nov.