Reverend Horton Heat Will Crank Up the Temp for Eric Church at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

The psychobilly rockers will set the stage on fire at The Best Party Anywhere!®

Sturgis, SD –Psychobilly rock-cowboys Reverend Horton Heat will be taking the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage to new heights immediately following the RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Races and prior to a smokin’ hot performance by country rocker Eric Church onWednesday, Aug. 8. Reverend Horton Heat’s show has been described as a primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration that rocks hard, drives fast and lives true.  See the announcement video here:

“Listening to the ‘Rev’ is like injecting nitrous into your bike’s engine on the Chip’s race track,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The music takes you on the ride of your life! And then we will see an absolute superstar take the stage. Eric Church is one of America’s top performers and we are looking forward to seeing him put on a smoking hot show!”

From the high-octane spaghetti-western sound in “Big Sky” to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of “400 Bucks” to the brain-melting western psychedelic garage purity of “Psychobilly Freakout,” Reverend Horton Heat’s music is akin to a drive-in movie soundtrack.

Superstar Eric Church Rocks Country at the Chip

Church’s top ten hits include “Love Your Love the Most,” “Drink in my Hand,” “Springsteen,” “Like a Wrecking Ball” and “Raise ‘Em Up,” a duo with Keith Urban. Pollstar named his 2017 “Holdin’ My Own Tour” as the most attended music tour in the world, selling out every stop. Church was this year nominated for three Country Music Association Awards; Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.

The 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 3 Pop Evil
Saturday, Aug. 4 Foreigner
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
Reverend Horton Heat
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  Chevelle


Admission pass prices for the Best Party Anywhere will never be lower. More information and reservations are available at

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About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery”curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at 

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