Red Sun Rising to Join Rock Powerhouse Foreigner at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Another chart-topping hard rock band has been added to the heart-pounding lineup of the Best Party Anywhere®.

Sturgis, SD – The opening weekend of the “Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®” just added another dynamic chart-topping band, hard rockers Red Sun RisingThe band will open for one of the biggest rock powerhouses on the planet, Foreigner, on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 4.

 “Red Sun Rising is another marvelous piece locked into this explosive 2018 lineup,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “Their emotional anthems and superb guitar work make them a great lead-in for one of the biggest classic rock bands of all time, Foreigner.”

Red Sun Rising has topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart twice with two no. 1 hits, “The Otherside” and “Emotionless,” and the top ten hits “Amnesia” and “Deathwish.” Thanks in part to their augmented lineup, their new album “Thread,” a follow-up to “Polyester Zeal,” bottles up the bands live energy and gives rise to a raw and volatile sound. The band’s gripping three-part harmonies infuse songs like “Stealing Life” with a live energy backed by punishing riffs.

The 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

  • Friday, Aug. 3
         Pop Evil
  • Saturday, Aug. 4
           Red Sun Rising
           HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Revue
  • Sunday, Aug. 5
          THEORY of a Deadman
          Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Grand National    
                                   Championship Races  Presented by Indian Motorcycle
  • Monday, Aug. 6
           Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7
            Aaron Lewis
            The Marshall Tucker Band
            HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Revue
  • 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

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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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