Yeah, you read that right.

Andrew W.K. has officially been named a cultural ambassador to the Middle East. The party-rocker’s first assignment is in Bahrain, near Saudi Arabia. Here he will represent the United States and attempt to show the people the “power of positive partying.” Andrew W.K. on being named ambassador: “I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”

UPDATE: According to The Line Of Best Fit, a spokesperson for the State Department released a statement saying, “The embassy determined that was probably not a best choice and didn’t meet our standards.”

The world wasn’t ready.