Theory of a Deadman to Top Off Explosive Night of AFT Championship Races at Buffalo Chip®

Rock and race fans with severe heart conditions warned to seek doctor’s approval before attending this night of intense action, thrilling moto-combat and high-energy rock!

Sturgis, SD – Driving adrenaline levels to the danger zone, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is bringing one of the top names in alternative hard rock to top off a night of intense American Flat Track moto-combat. Theory of a Deadman will be taking the Wolfman Jack Stage immediately following the Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Grand National Championship races presented by Indian Motorcycle on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. This is set to be a really big show, incorporating groundbreaking visual effects and familiar favorites to the setlist of Theory’s own no. 1 hits.

 “The Chip’s race fans deserve a band with enough energy to match some of the most electrifying races on the planet, and we have definitely found it with Theory,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Sunday night is for adrenaline junkies, those looking for the hottest ticket of the rally. If you want to go home with a memory you’ll be telling your grandchildren someday, this is a night at the Chip you don’t want to miss.”

Theory has placed nine songs in the Top 10 on the rock charts, including the no. 1 hits “Bad Girlfriend,” “Lowlife,” “So Happy,” “Angel” and their latest “Rx (Medicate),” with 6 weeks at the top on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The band has won several awards including the SOCAN Number One Song Award in 2012 and 2017. 

The 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

           Friday, Aug. 3           Pop Evil

           Saturday, Aug. 4       Foreigner
                                             HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Review

           Sunday, Aug. 5          Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Grand
                                             National Championship Presented by Indian Motorcycle
                                            Theory of a Deadman

           Monday, Aug. 6         Lynyrd Skynyrd

           Tuesday, Aug. 7        Aaron Lewis
                                            The Marshall Tucker Band
                                             HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Review

            Wednesday, Aug. 8  Eric Church
                                             RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Races
                                                    Presented by Indian Motorcycle
                                             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
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2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 31–Aug. 3
Concerts Aug. 4–Aug. 13

2024 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 29–Aug. 1
Concerts Aug. 2–Aug. 11

2025 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 28–Jul. 31
Concerts Aug. 1–Aug. 10

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