Def Leppard confirmed for Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2023

Def Leppard play Sturgis Buffalo Chip USA 2023 news

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, hailed as The Best Party Anywhere®, has added multi-platinum, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers DEF LEPPARD to the list of rock superstars performing at its annual event this summer, which runs August 4th – 13th at The Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Headliners announced so far include LYNYRD SKYNYRD, LIMP BIZKIT, ZZ TOP, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, WHISKEY MYERS, KOE WETZEL and GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

We’re thrilled to welcome Def Leppard back to The Chip’s main stage. The Death Wire Walk is the kind of performance that will go down in history. When we were thinking of ways to remember Robbie at this year’s event, I knew we had to put together something bold, dangerous and daring enough to celebrate him. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, and knowing that it will also raise money for kids with cancer ensures that its legacy will live on for years to come.

Rod Woodruff – Buffalo Chip Founder

The four-decade-old, 10-day gathering of music fans and motorcycle enthusiasts also revealed plans for a first-of-its-kind Death Wire Daredevil Spectacular that will happen just prior to the Def Leppard set at The Chip on Thursday, Aug. 10. Blake Wallenda will attempt one of the longest highwire walks of his career, “The Death Wire Walk,” over the Sturgis Buffalo Chip amphitheater with no safety netting, while motorcycle Wall of Death daredevil Kyle Ives jumps a motorcycle over him, a feat that even the legendary Evel Knievel and Karl Wallenda wouldn’t attempt! Blake and Kyle are the descendants of the godfathers of extreme sports – The Flying Wallenda Brothers and the Ives Brothers.

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