“We believe artists should be in control of their own destiny and that destiny also includes when it should be done so that their fans can forever be proud,” Mötley Crüe bassist, Nicky Sixx, said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
“Mötley Crüe make their own rules, and that’s what our fans love about them,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “They don’t just do something because someone expects them to or quietly watch the world pass by. They’ve all lived crazy lives, and look where it’s gotten them. It’s inspired music that’s loved by millions around the world.”
Legendary shock-rock entertainer, Alice Cooper, will take the stage at the Buffalo Chip’s Sturgis Rally festival prior to the Mötley Crüe performance. Cooper is known for a style and stage show that combines garage rock with elements drawn from vaudeville and horror movies—often including such stage props as guillotines, fake blood, electric chairs and boa constrictors. He invented theater rock, and at every show Cooper proves he’s continually reinventing it.
Fans can expect to hear many of Alice Cooper’s well-known songs, such as “School’s Out,” “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” “Under My Wheels,” “Welcome to My Nightmare,” “Elected” and “Poison” during his Buffalo Chip performance.
The 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival will deliver nine days of non-stop entertainment Aug. 1-9, 2014. Over 20 live bands will take to the Buffalo Chip’s main stage during the festival, including Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Florida Georgia Line. More band announcements will be coming throughout the year. Camping passes are on sale now and all concerts are free with camping.