Scottish punk outfit The Exploited will land in Australia for a bunch of shows in November this year. The tour was originally scheduled to take place in February, but the shows were put on hold after frontman Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack on stage in Colombia in December 2022.
“He tried playing on but had to actually stop a couple of songs until he eventually collapsed,” the band told STV News at the time. A statement announcing the rescheduled tour dates says, “You can stand on the sidelines or you can make a difference. Chaos awaits. Come on in.”
The Exploited: ‘Beat the Bastards’
It wasn’t the first time Buchan had a heart attack on stage, having collapsed in 2014 while performing in Lisbon. Understandably, all shows after the incident were rescheduled while Buchan recuperated. All tickets to former shows on the Australian tour will be valid for the new dates.
The new tour, dubbed the ‘Real Punk Rock’ tour, will kick off in Geelong on Thursday, 9th November, before the band showcase their punk rock bona fides in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Coolangatta, Brisbane, Avalon, Sydney, and Newcastle.
The EXPLOITED 2023 Australian Tour Dates
Thursday 9th November – Barwon club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 10th November – Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 12th November – Rosemount, Perth, WA
Wednesday 15th November – Coolangatta Hotel, Queensland
Thursday 16th November – The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 17th November – Avalon RSL, Avalon Beach, NSW
Saturday 18th November – The Factory, Sydney
Sunday 19th November – The Gal, Newcastle, NSW
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