Scottish punk legends The Exploited are coming to Geelong in 2023

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Scottish punk legends The Exploited are coming to Geelong in 2023

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Punk's not dead, it's at The Barwon Club Hotel on February 9, 2023.

Legends of punk rock, The Exploited are set to unleash 40 years of fury, anarchy and chaos upon Geelong on February 9, 2023. With their debut album Punks Not Dead launching a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk bands, it became the number one independent album of 1981.

Known for their high-energy live shows, their upcoming performance at The Barwon Club Hotel next year is not one you want to get stuck behind the pole for.

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The first wave of British punk was a bust. Sid was dead and the Pistols signed Ronnie Biggs as their new singer, The Clash were adopting rock star poses, the Damned wanted to be goths, and the Buzzcock’s Pete Shelley bought a synthesizer.

But in Edinburgh ex-Squaddie Wattie Buchan and his mates were seriously pissed off. Angry at what they saw happening around them – a country in disarray with greedy politicians treating the people like shit; and Johnny Rotten’s prediction of ‘No Future’ becoming truer by the day. From the chaos, spawned The Exploited.

1980 saw 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’ EPs on their own Exploited Records label.

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, they’re 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 40 Years of Chaos Australian Tour 2023

  • February 9 – The Barwon Club Hotel
  • February 10 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • February 11 – The Gov, Adelaide
  • February 12 0 Rosemount Hotel, Perth
  • February 15 – Gold Coast Coolangatta Hotel
  • February 16 – Brisbane The Zoo
  • February 17 – Narrabeen RSL
  • February 18 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
  • February 19 – The Gal, Newcastle

Punk’s not dead, it’s at The Corner Hotel on February 10, 2023. Grab your tickets before they go by heading here