Rockers Alice Cooper and George Thorogood to play the Chip

Alice Cooper. (Photo courtesy of Buffalo Chip Campground)Alice Cooper and George Thorogood and the Destroyers will play at the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s 30th annual party during the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Alice Cooper will play on Saturday, Aug. 6, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers will close the iconic music festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.

“We’re just tickled to have Alice Cooper and George Thorogood joining us for our 30th,” said Rod Woodruff, campground owner. “We’re all about the party and Alice and George know how to get a crowd into a party mood.”

Cooper will be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame by Rob Zombie on March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.  The man invented theatrical rock with a stage show combination of heavy metal, vaudeville and horror movies.

He is a multi-platinum artist with platinum or gold records in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with hit singles that include “I’m Eighteen,”  “School’s Out,” “Under My Wheels,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” Billion Dollar Babies,” “Only Women Bleed,” “Welcome to My Nightmare,”  “Poison,” and “Muscle of Love.”

George Thorogood and the Destroyers. (Photo courtesy of Buffalo Chip Campground)“Alice Cooper’s stage show is chock full of hits and horror. To this day, he is the master of shock rock and one of the most entertaining rockers in the world,” Woodruff said.

Delaware Destroyer, George Thorogood is also a multi-platinum artist who has successfully blended the blues with a rock attitude and a virtuosity on slide guitar unequaled in rock. He may well be the hardest working man in rock and roll, with sixteen studio albums and five live albums.

His hits include: “Move It On Over,” “Who Do You Love?” “Madison Blues,” “Bad to the Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “The Sky Is Crying,” “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” and “Get A Haircut.”

Woodruff said Thorogood has been delighting audiences for decades and “George is high energy from the time he steps off the bus until the last note of the last song. He’s just extraordinary.”

George Thorogood and Alice Cooper join Toby Keith as confirmed performances for The Buffalo Chip’s 2011 party. Passes for those shows or for the entire Sturgis Rally are available at or can be obtained by calling 605-347-9000.  More information on other events at the Chip are available at

— From a Buffalo Chip news release

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