Iron Butterfly was formed in 1967, the year that kicked off The Summer Of Love. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love and Iron Butterfly is commemorating with a small tour performing their greatest hits. Their sound defined psychedelic music with the classic hit song and album titled "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" which has exceeded 30 million copies sold over the last 50 years. It has become one of the best selling albums of all time. Iron Butterfly has become one of the most influential rock bands of their generation.
Within a year of releasing In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, a third album Ball charted which surpassed In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (on the charts for 140 weeks, 81 of them in the top 10) turning Gold and climbed to no#1. Ball charted for 44 weeks followed by the release of two more albums, Live and Metamorphosis, both of which charted in the Top 20. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida outsold every record in the history of recorded music within 12 months of the album's release. It outsold the standard of the music industry's "Gold Album" award and Iron Butterfly was awarded the industry's very first "Platinum Album".
They have won many awards over the last 50 years including the Silver Album award, two Gold Album awards, two Platinum awards, 4x Multi Platinum award, and the Lifetime Achievement award. Their music has been featured in many movies and television shows including American Horror Story, Resident Evil: Extinction, House M.D., Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, The Wonder Years, The A-Team and many more.
Iron Butterfly is most famous for their live shows with heavy percussion that provides the anchor for the hazy Hammond B3 and guitars played with heavy distortion. They are bringing captivating psychedelic music back for a limited tour at a few locations.
Aug 15 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Aug 16 - Sellersville, PA- Sellersville Theater
For more information please visit Iron Butterfly's Website.