Ozzy Osbourne Added to Sturgis Buffalo Chip Band Roster

Heavy metal royalty to grace fans with unforgettable performance on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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Lock up your bats, South Dakota

Courtesy of The Buffalo Chip

Ozzy Osbourne just signed on to perform at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis rally this year. The multi-platinum recording artist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and founding member of Black Sabbath and Ozzfest is known to worshipers worldwide as the Godfather of Heavy Metal. On Wednesday, Aug. 9 he will be astonishing fans at The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage. Osbourne chose to perform at the hub of the rally, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, as one of just a handful of shows on his first solo U.S. tour in six years. See the official band announcement video by clicking here.

“You never know what to expect with Ozzy, but you can be sure it will be over the top. said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “He puts on an incredible show and this is one of those performances you just can’t miss. You may not have another opportunity to see the legendary Ozzy Osbourne live on stage. I wonder if he’s still biting the heads off bats?”

Osbourne’s music is as relevant today as it was four decades ago when he joined Black Sabbath. Since the 1979 release of his first solo album, “Blizzard of Ozz” and subsequent “Diary of a Madman,” Osbourne has continued to amaze fans with his heavy metal wizardry. In June 2013, after more than three decades of waiting, original Black Sabbath members released their critically acclaimed album “13,” which entered the charts at no. 1 in 13 countries. In 2014, the group won a GRAMMY Award in the Best Metal category for the single “God is Dead?” Later that year Ozzy was presented with the “Global Icon” award at the 2014 Europe Music Awards in Glasgow.

As the largest and most easily accessed concert and camping venue east of Sturgis, concert attendees not already camping at the Buffalo Chip will be able to access the free parking area at the east gate, about 5 miles from exit 37 on I-90. Passes purchased for Wednesday, Aug. 9 include the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan races presented by Indian Motorcycle and the Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John both taking place in the Chip’s amphitheater that afternoon. “Young Blood/Old Iron”, the 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter will be open and free to the public.

The growing 2017 Buffalo Chip lineup of entertainment so far includes:

Fri., Aug. 4

Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing

Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Sat., Aug 5

Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing

Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Sun., Aug. 6

Shinedown

American Flat Track Buffalo Chip TT

Mon., Aug. 7

The Doobie Brothers

Legends Ride

Full Throttle Florida Bike Show

More headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Tues., Aug. 8

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Blackberry Smoke

Biker Belles

Full Throttle Florida Bike Show

Wed., Aug. 9

Ozzy Osbourne

Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John

RSD Super Hooligan Races

Sportster Showdown

More Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Thurs., Aug. 10

George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Blink-182

Freedom Celebration and Ride

Rat’s Hole Bike Show

Doug Danger’s World Record Rattlesnake Jump on Evel Knievel’s 1972 XR750

Fri., Aug. 11

Alter Bridge

AMA Supermoto Races

American West Motorcycle Tour

More Headlining Concerts to be Announced Soon

Sat., Aug. 12

AMA Supermoto Races

American West Motorcycle Tour

Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

The Buffalo Chip will be announcing more entertainment in the coming weeks. Those interested can get more information and purchase passes at BuffaloChip.com.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts are free with camping. More details are available here.