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 onFriday, 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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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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