Reunited RATT and Night Ranger Bring Top 80s Rock to Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

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Two of the most influential and memorable 80s bands of rock are bringing their list of hits to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the 2017 motorcycle rally.

RATT will perform at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Saturday, Aug. 5 during the 2017 motorcycle rally.

This is going to be one helluva big hair party!

Two of the bands that helped shaped ‘80s Sunset Strip-era rock ‘n’ roll and became part of the foundation of that genre’s transformation, will be leading the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Saturday, Aug. 5. RATT, whose signature sound made them one of the most popular rock acts of the time and helped pioneer Hollwood’s legendary hard rock sound and scene will be sharing the stage with Night Ranger, a band that has significantly impacted popular culture and produced some of the most powerful songs of the decade. To see the Buffalo Chip’s official ‘80s-themed band announcement video and find more info, visit

RATT has been spreading its infectious brand of Ratt ‘N’ Roll to the masses for nearly four decades now, but the reunion of four of the band’s original members makes the upcoming Buffalo Chip performance a particular stand out. Their list of platinum smashes including “Invasion of Your Privacy,” “Dancin' Undercover” and “Reach for the Sky,” along with the blockbuster anthems "Round and Round," “Wanted Man” and “Lay it Down” all contributed to their colossal success.

Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style. The band earned widespread acclaim, multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” and “(You Can Still) Rock In America.”

“We receive more requests for the ‘80s rock than bands from any other genre,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “RATT and Night Ranger combine on the first Saturday to give our fans an incredible rock and roll ride of that favored decade. There aren’t many of these legendary bands still touring, and here’s an opportunity to see two of the biggest on the same night, with just one pass. This is going to be one helluva big hair party!”

As the largest and most easily accessed concert and camping venue east of Sturgis, concert attendees not already camping at the Buffalo Chip will be able to access the free parking area at the east gate, about 5 miles from exit 37 on I-90.

The growing 2017 Buffalo Chip lineup of entertainment so far includes:

Fri., Aug. 4
Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing (Free to the Public)
Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Sat., Aug 5
Night Ranger
Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing
Motorcycles as Art Exhibit Opens Free to the Public    

Sun., Aug. 6
American Flat Track Buffalo Chip TT
Presented by Indian Motorcycle
FXR Bike Show

Mon., Aug. 7
The Doobie Brothers
Legends Ride®
Full Throttle Florida Bike Show
More headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Tues., Aug. 8
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Blackberry Smoke
Biker Belles®
Full Throttle Florida Bike Show
Sportster Showdown Bike Show

Wed., Aug. 9
Ozzy Osbourne
Pop Evil
Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
RSD Super Hooligan Races
Presented by Indian Motorcycle

Thurs., Aug. 10
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Freedom Celebration and Ride
Rat’s Hole Bike Show
Doug Danger’s World Record Rattlesnake Jump on Evel Knievel’s 1972 XR750

Fri., Aug. 11
Alter Bridge
AMA Supermoto Races
American West Motorcycle Tour
More Headlining Concerts to be Announced Soon

Sat., Aug. 12
AMA Supermoto Races
American West Motorcycle Tour
Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

The Buffalo Chip will be announcing more entertainment in the coming weeks. Those interested can get more information and purchase passes at


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 2017 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 eight 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 are free with camping. The 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood - Motorcycles and the Next Gen” curated by Michael Lichter is free and open to the public. More details are available at

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