Bring the Heat and Come Party Your Face Off with the Rev!
If you’ve ever been to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s annual motorcycle and music festival, you may have noticed an electric feeling in the air. On Wednesday, August 8th, that feeling will mix with a faint odor of gasoline when psychobilly pioneers Reverend Horton Heat takes the Wolfman Jack Stage in between bar-banging Super Hooligan flat track racing and a headlining performance from Eric Church. The combination will be so potent you may want to have a fire extinguisher handy in case the entire mixture combusts.
Reverend Horton Heat has been converting lukewarm audiences into passionate believers with their revelatory rock shows since their formation in 1985. Front man and lead guitarist Jim Heath delivers their sermon of “country-fed punkabilly” with the candor of an evangelical rock & roll shaman who also happens to have a passion for classic cars.
The Rev’s lightning-fast licks hearken to sounds of old-school American rock, blues and country, set ablaze with nitro-boosted punk rock attitude. Jimbo Wallace’s unwavering upright bass, Arjuna “RJ” Contreras’ thundering drums, and the recent addition of Matt Jordan on piano blend with Heath’s hollowbody Gretsch to create a sound that roars like a fine-tuned hot rod.
Reverend Horton Heat lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll. Every performance is laced with a hearty dose of dysfunctional Americana humor, and the band injects three simple commandments into the hearts of every audience–rock hard, drive fast and live true. You’ll be inspired to do the same when you hear the face-melting fretwork during the opening notes of “Psychobilly Freakout.”
“Galaxy 500” humorously recounts the reality of relationships gone awry. “The Devil’s Chasing Me” will make you want to ride like Lucifer is on your tail, and “Let Me Teach You How to Eat” will have you scanning the crowd for your future ex-lover all while you boogie your brains out.
Reverend Horton Heat has been building their cult-like following with a religious fervor for over 30 years. When they take the stage during the 2018 Best Party Anywhere®, you’ll be lining up for your piece of rock & roll communion.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind rock and roll rejuvenation the Psychobilly space-cowboys in Reverend Horton Heat are famous for. Reserve your passes now!