Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Booked for Buffalo Chip

Known for his early, crazy days in British Heavy Metal and time as a reality-television star, Ozzy Osborne will make a concert stop at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip this year.

Just one of a handful of shows on his first solo U.S. tour in six years, the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Black Sabbath and Ozzfest will appear on stage at the ‘Chip’. 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.

“You never know what to expect with Ozzy, but you can be sure it will be over the top,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “You may not have another opportunity to see the legendary Ozzy Osbourne live on stage.”

Since the 1979 release of his first solo album, “Blizzard of Ozz” and subsequent “Diary of a Madman,” Osbourne has continued to amaze fans with his heavy metal wizardry. In June 2013, after more than three decades of waiting, original Black Sabbath members released their critically acclaimed album “13,” which entered the charts at no. 1 in 13 countries. In 2014, the group won a Grammy Award in the Best Metal category for the single “God is Dead?” Later that year Ozzy was presented with the “Global Icon” award at the 2014 Europe Music Awards in Glasgow.

“I wonder if he’s still biting the heads off bats?” Woodruff wonders aloud.

Passes purchased for Wednesday, August 9th include the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan races presented by Indian Motorcycle and the Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John both taking place in the Chip’s amphitheater that afternoon. “Young Blood/Old Iron”, the 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter will be open and free to the public.

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

Fri., Aug. 4

Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing
Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Sat., Aug 5

Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing
Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Sun., Aug. 6


American Flat Track Buffalo Chip TT
Presented by Indian Motorcycle

 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

Wed., Aug. 9

Ozzy Osbourne
Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
RSD Super Hooligan Races
Presented by Indian Motorcycle
Sportster Showdown

More Headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

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 online.

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