Shaq set to ride the wheels of steel as DJ Diesel at Orlando's Vanguard this summer


Shaq working the crowd - PHOTO COURTESY SHAQ/FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy Shaq/Facebook
  • Shaq working the crowd
Shaquille O'Neal told us all he was outstanding (in song) as far back as 1993. And as he becomes more of a renaissance man every year, we can't disagree. Now EDM promoter Insomniac is bringing the Orlando Magic superstar, actor, rapper, restaurateur, commentator, hardcore wrestler and — of course — DJ back to Orlando to spin this summer. as his dancefloor alter ego Diesel.

Shaq's been at it at Diesel for a few years now, and has played Orlando. If you missed past Shaq sets at the Rare fest here a couple years back, redemption is nigh for you.

"The world's biggest DJ" is confirmed to headline the Vanguard club in downtown Orlando on Friday, July 23.

Support on the night comes from Jinx, Verse and TINK. Tickets are currently on sale through Vanguard and will run you $19.99-$59.99. Which is shockingly affordable.
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