Get ready for your ticket to ride with the Legendary Buffalo Chip's newest addition to the summer's biggest and most outrageous music / motorcycle festival of its kind; the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne.
Guaranteed to send shockwaves through the Buffalo Chip's infamous outdoor amphitheatre during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Week 2010, Ozzy's notorious spectacle of gore and glitz is sure to rock and shock.
From the slums of Birmingham, England to the inner circle of the lords of heavy metal, Ozzy's creativity is only outweighed by his unmatched ability on the stage and in the studio. One of heavy metal music's original trailblazers, Ozzy Osbourne pioneered the sentiment that it's ok to think dark thoughts.
He originally rose to prominence as lead vocalist of the cutting-edge British heavy metal band Black Sabbath in the 1970's, and went on to achieve a multi-platinum solo career spanning three decades which lead to the eventual and complete revolution of the heavy metal music genre.
With his infamous occult and horror-inspired lyrics, the Godfather of Heavy Metal astounded and often dismayed his audience, crafting a unique style that changed the face of rock and roll forever.
Osbourne is ranked 8th on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal vocalists of all time. In addition, Black Sabbath was donned the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time by MTV and placed second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list.
They also succeeded in selling over 15 million records in the United States alone. In the meantime, Osbourne has successfully established himself as an international superstar, capable of selling millions of records and packing arenas around the globe.
In addition to being the largest music festival of its kind, this year's Buffalo Chip lineup during Sturgis Rally Week 2010 not only achieves raucous proportions but offers visitors a high-octane and complete biker experience.
With Rally Week celebrating its 70th Anniversary, the Chip has kicked into high gear and is ready to knock the chaps off of the tens of thousands of bikers that will be making their yearly pilgrimage to Sturgis' premier entertainment venue and motorcycle travel destination.
Poised and ready to offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to their unrivaled music lineup which also includes ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, The Doobie Brothers and The Scorpions.
Providing visitors a barrage of world-class entertainment, art, vendors, food, amenities, charitable efforts and countless memories, the Legendary Buffalo Chip offers its guests the undisputed ultimate Sturgis experience.
From the Guns of Freedom which offers guests the opportunity to fire over 65 models of machine guns to the Legendary Buffalo Chip's Freedom Celebration including The American Pride Ride and a special tribute to our American Veterans and Active Duty Military; the Legendary Buffalo Chip offers the complete package.
This year's Legendary Buffalo Chip Sturgis experience also includes Michael Lichter's 10th Annual Motorcycles as Art exhibit.
Entitled "Eternal Combustion-30 in the Wind", this year's exhibit will focus on the explosion of interest and passion for custom motorcycles and will feature the works of 15 pairs of custom builders.
Celebrities, the nation's top bike builders and riders looking to ride for charity are also encouraged to take part in the 3rd annual Legends Ride. This historic and beautiful ride takes riders from Deadwood to the Legendary Buffalo Chip through the Black Hills of South Dakota and benefits the Children's Home of the Black Hills as well as the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame.
And you won't want to miss the Chip's quirkiest addition to their 2010 Rally lineup, eccentric man-child and American icon, Pee-wee Herman. The Chip is thrilled to have Pee-wee help kick off this year's 70th Annual Sturgis Rally Week 2010.
To celebrate Pee-wee's visit to the Legendary Buffalo Chip they have planned a number of entertaining events including a "Waiting for Pee-wee Party" as well as open auditions for guests to appear in a scene with the legendary character. Pee-wee will also be participating in judging the Ms. Buffalo Chip Pageant, leading the 2010 Legends Ride, as well as a Pee-wee parade through The Chip's premises.
"For Sturgis' 70th Anniversary we really wanted to out-do ourselves this year," explains Buffalo Chip owner, Rod Woodruff. "We wanted to not only provide visitors with a large and varied selection of cool things to do, but also provide them with the nation's foremost biker music festival- with this lineup I think we've officially accomplished that."