Pop Evil to Kick Off 2018 Rally at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Chart-topping rock stars will bust 2018 open with an explosive night of hard rock at “The Best Party Anywhere!” ®

Sturgis, SD – A strong knockout punch from chart-topping, metal-rockers Pop Evil will break open “The Best Party Anywhere!”® in 2018. The band’s crunchy guitars and propulsive metal rhythms will boost the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip into high gear straight out of the gate when they take the Wolfman Jack Stage on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. To accommodate Pop Evil’s performance and provide a solid night of American country rock, The Marshall Tucker Band will move to Tuesday, Aug. 7 to open for former Staind frontman turned chart-topping, country-rock artist Aaron Lewis. Watch the announcement video here.

“We’re not wasting any time this year, we’re taking it straight to the red line with Pop Evil on the first night,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Their contemporary hard rock performance will sound the wake-up call for everyone coming to experience the rally this year. No one is going to want to miss this explosive opening at the Buffalo Chip.”
Pop Evil began the climb to rock stardom with its second album titled, “War of Angels.” The single “Last Man Standing” rose to Billboard’s Active Rock Chart Top 20 and “Boss’s Daughter,” released on the same album, co-written and performed with Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, hit Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Top 10. Subsequent albums propelled singles such as “Footsteps,” “Trenches,” “Deal with the Devil” and “Torn to Pieces” all to no. 1 on the same chart.

The 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 3 Pop Evil
Saturday, Aug. 4 Foreigner
HUNKS The Show
Sunday, Aug. 5 Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Race
Presented by Indian Motorcycle
Monday, Aug. 6 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tuesday, Aug. 7 Aaron Lewis
The Marshall Tucker Band
HUNKS The Show
Wednesday, Aug. 8 Eric Church
RSD Super Hooligan Racing
Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
Thursday, Aug. 9 Kid Rock
Lita Ford
Friday, Aug. 10 John Kay & Steppenwolf
Saturday, Aug. 11 TBA

Admission pass prices for the Best Party Anywhere will never be lower. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com.
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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 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 six 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 and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Further Inquiries:
Nyla Griffith
Cell: 605-920-0626
Sturgis Buffalo Chip