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Chart-Topping Rock Stars Pop Evil to Boost the Buffalo Chip on Aug. 8

Pop Evil will join Toby Keith, one of the most recognizable voices in country music, during the Freedom Celebration on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

Sturgis, SD (April 30, 2019) – A strong knockout punch from chart-topping, alternative metal-rockers Pop Evil will crank up the “The Best Party Anywhere!”® as the band opens for the legendary Toby Keith on Thursday, Aug. 8. The band’s crunchy guitars and propulsive rhythms will boost the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip into high gear for a night of entertainment dedicated to American freedom and those who protect that right. Special tributes to active duty military and veterans will take place between the evening’s performances. See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

“Pop Evil’s blend of metal and alternative badassery is just perfect for our Freedom Celebration on Thursday night,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, “Their explosive performance will be a great lead up to Toby Keith and another incredible night at the 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.

Pop Evil’s no. 1 hit singles include:

  • “Trenches”
  • “Footsteps”
  • “Deal with the Devil”
  • “Walking Lions”
  • “Torn to Pieces”

Top Ten hit singles include

  • “Ways to Get High”
  • “Be Legendary”
  • “Take it All”
  • “If Only for Now”
  • “Monster You Made”
  • “Last Man Standing”
  • “Beautiful”
  • “A Crime to Remember”
  • “100 in A 55”
  • “Boss’s Daughter”

The 2019 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

                                    George Thorogood and The Destroyers

                                    Hunks The Show

Sunday, Aug. 4           Godsmack

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Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

                                    Collective Soul

Tuesday, Aug. 6         Disturbed

                                    Dee Snider

                                    Hunks The Show

Wednesday, Aug. 7    Snoop Dogg

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

                                    Pop Evil

Friday, Aug. 9             Volbeat

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

                                    Reverend Horton Heat

The Buffalo Chip’s motorcycle and music festival will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com

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, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. 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 Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. 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 www.BuffaloChip.com.

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