“The Best Party Anywhere!” parties on the wrong side of the tracks with the heavy metal opener on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.
Press Release: The 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will kick off with head-banging, heavy metal sensations Skid Row on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The band is one of the best old-school hard rock bands to come out of the 80’s, having sold over 20 million albums, and they’ve continued to take audiences on their heavy metal journey ever since. See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS
“We’re kicking off the 79th Sturgis Rally with a super cool, heavy metal explosion,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, “It’s easy to book some cheap, no-name tribute band for opening night, but that’s not how we roll at the Chip. We’re powering off with world-class, fan favorite, hard rock stars.”
Skid Row blasted onto the heavy metal scene in the late 1980’s, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, “Skid Row” and “Slave to the Grind,” which took off like a rocket and landed with certified multi-platinum status at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The band has produced two top ten singles, “18 and Life,” and “I Remember You.” They were awarded American Music Awards “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist” in 1990.
The 38th annual festival noted as “The Best Party Anywhere” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Performers announced so far include:
Friday, Aug. 2 Skid Row
Saturday, Aug. 3 Keith Urban
Monday, Aug. 5 Styx
Thursday, Aug. 8 Toby Keith
Saturday, Aug. 10 Zakk Sabbath
Fans can expect more band announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts, races and events within the campground are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com