BUFFALO CHIP CAMPGROUND, SD (April 11, 2011) - The epic grounds of the Legendary Buffalo Chip have witnessed a raucous and remarkable array of world-class rockers and musical acts. From Ozzy Osbourne to Kid Rock, Bob Dylan to Motley Crue, the Chip has quickly become the home of the summer's largest and most authentic biker music festival.
This year as Sturgis' premier entertainment venue and motorcycle travel destination celebrates its 30th anniversary; they are going to great lengths to provide guests with an illustrious music lineup guaranteed to strike a chord with bikers around the world. The Legendary Buffalo Chip is proud to once again heat up this year's Rally Week festivities with a selection of big name acts including Alice Cooper, Toby Keith, Def Leppard, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Leon Russell and Bachman & Turner. This is only a partial list with several big names still to be announced.
Guaranteed to rock and shock the Chip's celebrated outdoor amphitheatre for what's sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime performance on Saturday, August 6 is the world's most beloved heavy metal entertainer, Alice Cooper. American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades, Cooper is a multi-platinum artist with hit singles that include "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out," "Under My Wheels," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," Billion Dollar Babies," "Only Women Bleed," "Welcome to My Nightmare," "Poison," and "Muscle of Love". Cooper invented his own breed of theatrical rock and is infamous for his riveting and bizarre stage shows. With a garage rock heavy metal fusion sound that is all his own and performances often described as a cross between a horror movie and a vaudeville show, Cooper is sure to shock and entertain. That same night Detroit rockers Pop Evil will take the stage.
Also performing on Saturday, August 6 is American Rock Band, Pop Evil. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, Pop Evil's debut studio album, Lipstick on the Mirror, was released in 2008 and features several radio favorites including "Somebody Like You", and "Stepping Stone". They have toured the country with hard rock superstars such as Puddle of Mudd, Tesla, P.O.D, and Saliva.
The Legendary Buffalo Chip welcomes Canadian rock group, Bachman & Turner Sunday, August 7. Randy Bachman and C.F. "Fred" Turner, co-founders of 70's rock quartet Bachman-Turner Overdrive, have reunited after more than 20 years apart and will be bringing their long list of hits to a packed house of rowdy Chipsters. With a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, Bachman & Turner's stripped down blue-collar rock 'n' roll is a perfect fit for the hoards of motorcycle-riding music lovers who will be congregating at the Legendary Buffalo Chip for the iconic biker campground's 30th anniversary. One of the biggest hit machines of the 1970s with classics such as "Takin' Care of Business", "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", "Roll On Down The Highway", "Let It Ride", "Hey You", "Not Fragile" and "Four Wheel Drive", many of Bachman & Turner's songs have become anthems for the motorcycling community.
Monday night, August 8 will be buzzing with excitement and electricity as Def Leppard takes the stage to celebrate Sturgis Rally Week's official opening day. What many describe as the real British invasion, the iconic English heavy-metal rock band was formed in 1977. Def Leppard emerged from Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement in the late 70's and later went on to create their own unique sound with hits such as 'Rock of Ages' and 'Photographs'. Def Leppard has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, and is one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. With a slew of hits including "Billy's Got a Gun", "Women", "Animal", "Pour Some Sugar on Me", and "Hysteria", you can be sure that Def Leppard will be pouring some of their proverbial sugar on a giant swarm of ecstatic bikers opening night.