STURGIS, South Dakota (February. 29, 2012) Rod Woodruff, president of The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip, today announced the premiere broadcast dates for four live concert performances recorded in high definition during the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Sturgis concert series at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The shows will be broadcast in high definition on HDNet. The first, the LIVE concert performance of George Thorogood & The Destroyers, is scheduled for broadcast on Sunday, March 4th at 8:00pm. The other three live concerts are scheduled for the following three Sundays in March.
Thorogood helped celebrate the Chip’s 30th anniversary by performing all of his hits, including “Bad to the Bone”, “I Drink Alone” and instant classics from his latest album 2120 Michigan Avenue. “George is one of rock ‘n rolls greatest live performers. Put him in front of thousands of roaring motorcycles, tens of thousands of his biggest fans, add a few cold beers and, well, it’s just the best party anywhere”, explains executive producer Rod Woodruff, also the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s President and CEO.
Other shows will feature concerts by Gregg Allman, Jeff Bridges and Stevie Nicks, and John Fogerty, acts who joined the 2011 concert lineup that included Def Leppard, Toby Keith, Poison, Alice Cooper and dozens more. The Buffalo Chip’s annual music festival has already announced The Zac Brown Band, Boston and Sugarland as part of its 2012 musical lineup. More information is available at www.buffalochip.com or at 605.347.9000.
THE LEGENDARY STURGIS BUFFALO CHIP 2012 will take place August 3 – August 11. In 2012, “Motorcycling’s Largest Music Festival” and the Sturgis Rally’s cornerstone event will celebrate its 31st consecutive annual concert series. Since 1982, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has provided unforgettable live music experiences for fans from around the world. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip attracts dozens of bands, including the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites and hosts a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits set on 560 acres three miles outside of Sturgis, creating a festival experience like no other. The 9-day concert series lineups and more details are available at BuffaloChip.com and 605.347.9000
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