PUNKS NOT DEAD… EVER!!
And neither is Wattie – but he did have a heart attack in December, so whilst The Exploited will be back up on stages around the world soon, it was felt an extra month to get back to top form was in order. This means the Australian and New Zealand Exploited dates scheduled for February will now be postponed until November 2023. Fear not, Covid lockdowns and near death experiences will not dissuade Wattie and The Exploited from fulfilling their promise to Aussie and Kiwi fans – they will be here in November and they are promising the best Exploited shows ever.
Tickets purchased for original advertised show will be valid for the new dates. Wattie had a heart attack, but he’ll be here – but if you’re too soft, that’s cool – refunds will be available from point of purchase until February 6th 2023.
If you’ve got something to say, then shout it!
If you’re going to be in an obnoxious punk rock band, then be in a really obnoxious punk band!
The Exploited ARE punk rock!!
Oh the thrill of it all! Punk rock is all you have. It’s your lifeblood, the only thing that makes sense and the only thing to look forward to in a world with ‘no future’. And it’s f*king exciting! The volume coursing through your veins to remind you that you’re alive.
It’s 1980 and Wattie Buchan and his mates are pissed off. A country in disarray; dole queues that stretch forever; greedy politicians treating the people like shit… The only option, is to give to punk rock what it has given to you — everything!
Thus were spawned THE EXPLOITED.
There was no toning these Edinburgh punks down, no diluting their music for public consumption. Their debut album “Punks Not Dead” become the number one independent album of 1981. A year later ‘Troops Of Tomorrow’ was released and is now recognized as one of the all-time classic punk albums. The Exploited launched a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk bands and have inspired generations of punks, from originals such as Discharge, Agnostic Front and Anti-Flag, right through to today’s punk bands, as well as speed metal icons such as Anthrax & Slayer.
Anyone unsure of what The Exploited stand for need only read the label on the tin: the band’s albums include ‘Death Before Dishonour’, ‘Beat The B*****s’ and ‘F*** The System’. The Exploited are fiercely socially and politically aware, covering everything from the Criminal Justice Act to the increasing use of Big Brother CCTV and never wavering from their anti-authoritarian, anti-war stance. The Exploited have been tear gassed by German cops, banned from Holland, arrested in Spain, and have caused more carnage than a multi-car pile-up on the UK’s M1. Despite it all, The Exploited have remained steadfastly true to their roots – never selling out, and never bowing down.
Take a look around – The Exploited are just as relevant today as they were in 1980, and with the band’s loyal squadron of fans The Barmy Army in tow, The Exploited are set to unleash 40 years of fury upon Australian and New Zealand.
You can stand on the sidelines or you can make a difference.
Organised chaos awaits.
Come on in.
Thursday 9th November – Geelong, VIC – Barwon Club
with VON STACHE
Friday 10th November – Melbourne, VIC – Corner Hotel
with THE CLINCH & THREAT
Saturday 11th November – Adelaide, SA – The Gov
with ST JUDES
Sunday 12th November – Perth, WA – Rosemount
with TURD! & STUMPED
Wednesday 15th November – Queensland – Coolangatta Hotel
with THE SCAM
Thursday 16th November – Brisbane – The Zoo
with FAKE NEWS & THE SCAM
Friday 17th November – Avalon Beach, NSW – Avalon RSL
Saturday 18th November – Sydney – Factory
with NEW TRENDS & TOPNOVIL
Sunday 19th November – Newcastle, NSW – The Gal
with TRASHED AGAIN
Wednesday 22nd November – Christchurch, NZ – The Embankment
with THE SNAKE BEHAVIOUR
Thursday 23rd November – Wellington, NZ – San Fran
with THE FLASH HARRY’S
Friday 24th November – Auckland, NZ – Whammy Bar
with DROP OFF POINT & HEADROLLER