January 23, 2013 6:00am EST For More Information Contact: Daymon Woodruff (605) 347-9000 daymon@buffalochip.com  

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Welcomes Rockers Queensrÿche

To The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™  

Sturgis Buffalo Chip, South Dakota(January 23, 2012) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announced today hard rock band Queensrÿche will join the lineup of artists to perform at its annual music festival August 2-11, 2013 during the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. Queensrÿche, scheduled to kick off the first night of festivities at the Buffalo Chip on Friday, Aug 2nd, will pave the way for high energy bands such as ZZ Top, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and many more to perform at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. More concerts, which range in genres from hard rock to classic rock to country rock, will be announced soon. Visit www.BuffaloChip.Com for more information and concert passes, which are free with camping and less expensive when reserved in advance. Queensrÿche, chosen by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip due to their years of popularity and success, first joined the music scene with the release of their self-titled four-song EP in 1982. Since then, Queensrÿche has produced 12 albums, selling over 30 million albums worldwide. Queensrÿche’s international recognition led them to perform to sold out shows worldwide. The band released their first full-length album, “The Warning” in 1984, and their third ground breaking album “Rage for Order” in 1986. The band turned out their monumental album “Operation: Mindcrime” in 1988, which then went on to be named one of the Top 10 best selling conceptual albums of all time. By 1991, the band had continued to churn out records, releasing “Empire,” which landed them multiple Grammy Award nominations and winning the MTV “viewers choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity.” Queensrÿche has continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out shows for the following 10 years. “Queensrÿche is high energy, just the way Buffalo Chip concert goers like it,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We couldn’t be happier knowing that Queensrÿche will create a memorable first night of good times for everyone at the festival.” Get more information about Queensrÿche and the Legendary Buffalo Chip concert line up at www.BuffaloChip.Com/BANDS.aspx. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been offering its guests the Authentic Sturgis Experience™ for more than 30 years with its premium camping resort and world-class entertainment. The growing list of events can be viewed and reservations can be made now for the 73rd Sturgis motorcycle rally and 32nd annual Buffalo Chip music festival August 2-11, 2013 at www.BuffaloChip.Com/EVENTS.aspx or by calling (605) 347 9000.

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About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip-                                                                                                       Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2013 will take place August 2nd – August 11th, The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and the Sturgis rally’s cornerstone event will celebrate its 32nd consecutive annual   concert series at their famed camping resort. Since 1982, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has provided unforgettable live music experiences and exciting activities for fans from around the world. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® attracts the music industry’s hottest stars and emerging talent and hosts a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors and interactive exhibits. Set on 580 acres, three miles East of Sturgis, the Buffalo Chip® is a festival experience like no other. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.  
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