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News : Hardcore punks, The Exploited touring Australia in March 2020.

By on October 16, 2019

Scottish based hardcore punks, The Exploited have announced they will be returning to Australia in March 2020, celebrating 40 years of punk chaos. David Roy Williams, the promoter behind the upcoming tour has confirmed multiple tour dates across Australia.

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Friday, March 13 Auckland Whammy Bar
Saturday, March 14 Wellington San Fran
Sunday, March 15 Christchurch Club Tavern
Wednesday, March 18 Gold Coast Coolangatta Hotel
Thursday, March 19 Brisbane The Zoo
Friday, March 20 Sydney The Factory
Saturday, March 21 Narrabeen Narrabeen RSL
Sunday, March 22 Newcastle Small Ballroom
Wednesday, March 25 Canberra The Basement
Thursday, March 26 Melbourne The Corner
Friday, March 27 Geelong Barwon Club
Saturday, March 28 Adelaide Enigma Bar
Sunday, March 29 Perth The Rosemount

1980 saw the THE EXPLOITED launch their first vinyl assault upon stupidity, complacency and corruption when they demolished the indie charts with the one-two knockout of the ‘Army Life’ and ‘Barmy Army’ EP’s on their own Exploited Records label.

Their debut album ‘Punks Not Dead’ launched a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk bands and become the number one independent album of 1981 – selling 150,000 copies and reaching number 20 in the national charts. A year later ‘Troops Of Tomorrow’ was released and is now recognized as one of the all-time classic punk albums. This is a band that has inspired generations of punks, from originals such as Discharge, Agnostic Front and Anti-Flag right through to modern punk bands, and 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 Bastards’ and ‘Fuck The System’; and over the decades The Exploited have remained steadfastly true to their roots – never selling out, and never bowing down. 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 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, anarchy and chaos upon Australian and New Zealand.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook