STURGIS, S.D. — May 22, 2008 — In what is destined to become “the night that rocked Sturgis,” legendary superstars KISS will perform at Glencoe Nation’s Rock’n the Rally on August 4th. Recognized as one of the biggest and best bike rallies in the world, Sturgis Bike Week celebrates its 68th year this August 4-10, 2008. Also scheduled to perform at Rock’n the Rally is Kenny Chesney on Aug. 6, with more acts soon to be announced.
Currently in the midst of a sold-out European arena and stadium tour, KISS will make a stateside detour to thrill Sturgis with the one-of-a-kind stage show for which they’re known. Along with the screaming guitars, lights and pyrotechnics that have made KISS “The Greatest Rock n Roll Show On Earth,” the band will play songs from their vast repertoire of classic hits. Having sold 85 million records worldwide, KISS has become the soundtrack of a generation. In honor of their 35th anniversary, the band plans to play their KISS ALIVE album in its entirety as well as a few surprises and rarely played live KISS classic gems.
KISS invented stadium rock in the 70’s with their sci-fi Kabuki costumes and make-up, explosive theatrics and, of course, their trademark platform boots. In their extensive world tours, they’ve attracted the most rabid fans: The KISS Army. Now celebrating thirty-five years of rockin’ the globe, KISS founders GENE SIMMONS and PAUL STANLEY, along with longtime band members guitarist TOMMY THAYER and drummer ERIC SINGER, vow to bring to Sturgis the time-honored KISS spectacular that has made their performances legendary.
Founded in 1983 by Gary Lippold, the family-owned and operated Glencoe Nation was established to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who descend on Sturgis, S.D. every August for Bike Week. Occupying 900 acres of land, Glencoe provides tent camping, RV sites, a full-service convenience store, shopping and world-class entertainment all right in the heart of Bike Week action. To provide unparalleled entertainment for the region, in 2006 Lippold built the Glencoe Amphitheater, which hosts Bike Week’s annual Rock’n the Rally. With capacity of 100,000, Glencoe Amphitheater is the largest outdoor music venue in the nation. The facility boasts a perfect 5-to-1 pitch and is beautifully landscaped with Kentucky bluegrass, giving it a truly natural look and feel. Since opening, Glencoe Amphitheater has hosted some of the music industry’s best acts.
Tickets to the KISS performance on Aug. 4 in Sturgis, S.D. are available at www.startickets.com or
1-800-345-9213. Glencoe camping information and additional lineup announcements may be found at Rock’n the Rally’s website: www.rockntherally.com.