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Chopper Read coming to Tweed

Mark “Chopper” Read speaks at the Saltbar next month.
Mark “Chopper” Read speaks at the Saltbar next month. supplied

MARK "Chopper" Read is a man who hardly needs an introduction.

From Ned Kelly to the jumbuck-stealing swagman in Waltzing Matilda, our history is littered with intrigue into these characters' lives.

From the many anti-heroes created by Australia's underbelly Chopper is a true survivor.

Saltbar Kingscliff presents him live on The Final Chapters Tour on July 21 from 7pm.

The tour features a raw, unique and personal account of his life from his own and close associates' perspectives.

"I've done 23 years nine months in jail," Chopper said.

"I've done 10 and a half years in H Division.

"I've been stabbed 13 times in seven different episodes.

"I've been hit on the head with iron bars, I've been hit on the head with claw hammers, shot once, I've been run over, I've survived 60 serves of shock treatment in six months; one serve every three days."

As you can see Chopper will share graphic and brutally honest stories of violence, blood, love and survival.

From mental hospitals to the infamous Pentridge H Division, this jaw dropping tour will leave you with a different and possibly too intimate understanding of the man that is "Chopper".

He is now a self-respecting family man who lives peacefully in Redcliffe.

Now he is an entertainer, artist, author of several best-selling books, philanthropist and character depicted by Eric Bana in an internationally acclaimed motion picture.

Chopper said he was certified three times.

"Once at the age of 15, once at the age of 19 and once at the age of 23.

"I've been bloody well bashed and belted from one end of the street to the other.

"I've had everything done to me, I wouldn't recommend going to jail; I wouldn't recommend my life to anybody."

This his only outside of Queensland show will be strictly 18-plus and costs $35 through OzTix.

Topics:  chopper read crime



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