Anybody who’s ever been to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s music festival can attest to South Dakota’s toasty summer nights. On Saturday, Aug. 10, it’ll go from balmy to straight-up incendiary when rockabilly legends Reverend Horton Heat burn up the Wolfman Jack Stage. The Dallas, Texas-based quartet will crank the heat on the final night of the Best Party Anywhere® prior to a headlining performance by Zakk Sabbath, and you’d better have your fire extinguisher handy when they do.
Reverend Horton Heat has been converting tepid audiences to fervid believers with their revelatory rock shows since their formation in 1985. Front man and lead guitarist Jim Heath delivers their sermon of “country-fed punkabilly” with the devout candor of a rock & roll shaman whose passion for classic cars and guitars is equally apparent. His lightning-fast licks recall sounds of early American rock, blues and country icons, while also set ablaze with nitro-boosted punk rock attitude. Jimbo Wallace’s unwavering upright bass, Arjuna "RJ" Contreras’ thundering drums, and the recent addition of Matt Jordan on piano blend with Heath’s hollowbody Gretsch to create a sound that roars like a fine-tuned hot rod.
Reverend Horton Heat lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll. Every performance is laced with a hearty dose of dysfunctional Americana humor, and the band injects three simple commandments into the hearts of every audience–rock hard, drive fast and live true.
You’ll be inspired to do the same when you hear the face-melting fretwork during the opening notes of “Psychobilly Freakout.” “Galaxy 500” humorously recounts the reality of relationships gone awry. “The Devil’s Chasing Me” will make you want to ride like Lucifer is on your tail, and “Let Me Teach You How to Eat” will have you scanning the crowd for your future ex-lover all while you boogie your brains out.
Reverend Horton Heat has been building their cult-like following with a religious fervor for over 30 years. When they take the stage during the 2019 Best Party Anywhere®, you’ll be lining up for your piece of rock & roll communion.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind rock and roll rejuvenation the Psychobilly space-cowboys in Reverend Horton Heat are famous for. Reserve your passes now!