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The Exploited

When:

Thu 10 Dec 2015, 8:00pm–11:45pm

Where: The Zoo, 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission (plus Booking Fee): $53.70
  • VIP (plus Booking Fee): $161.55
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Tombowler Tours

The Exploited – Punk’s Not Dead… Ever!

The Exploited Are punk rock!

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 with Johnny Rotten’s prediction of “No Future” become truer by the day, there was only one way forward – embrace the music that had given you so much and give it something back… your entire life!

Thus were spawned The Exploited.

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 35 years of fury upon Australian and New Zealand.

This is an 18+ event.

*Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*

Things to know about when coming to the Zoo .... 1. everyone is welcome 2. we don't have a dress code 3. you must be over 18 to attend 4. we practise responsible service of alcohol 5. we provide free water 6. we do not serve rum 7. we don't serve double shots 8. we don't have a cloak room 9. we are wheelchair friendly (but please ring ahead to let us know) 10. there is a taxi rank located outside 11. mcwhirters car park is located across the road 12. we are a please and thank you venue 13. we are a standing room only venue, no allocated seating provided.