The Exploited New Zealand Tour 2023 New Dates Announced

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 23rd January, 2023 12:00PM


Returning to our shores after three years away, Scottish punk legends The Exploited have announced their upcoming New Zealand tour has been rescheduled to November 2023. Formed in Edinburgh back in 1979 and creators of such explosive anthems as ‘Sex and Violence’, ‘Army Life’, ‘Fuck The USA’, ‘Troops Of Tomorrow’, ‘UK ’82’ and ‘Cop Cars’, The Exploited’s red mohawked frontman Wattie Buchan experienced a heart attack in December, necessitating some downtime before the group can get back to touring the globe again. The wait will be worth it as their 2020 Aotearoa shows were wild, check out photographer Bruce Mackay’s snaps and video footage of The Exploited’s San Fran gig HERE. Read the official statement below — all tickets remain valid and UTR ticket holders have been emailed direct with details (check your promotions and spam folders)…


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."

Exploited – 2023 Tour New Dates

Wednesday 22nd November – 12 Bar, Christchurch
Thursday 23rd November – San Fran, Wellington
Friday 24th November – Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Check out The Exploited’s incredibly rowdy 1981 Top of the Pops performance of ‘Dead Cities’…

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