Iron Butterfly brings to mind a question: If, over time, a band replaces all of its musicians, does it remain the same band? The answer is debatable, but I wouldn't dismiss Iron Butterfly, which does not tour with any original members. Established in 1966, Iron Butterfly reached the stratosphere with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," a swirling vortex of sound that is considered an essential link between psychedelic rock and heavy metal. The group broke up in 1971 but has metamorphosed into various lineups, including a current version that features 10-year Iron Butterfly veteran Eric Barnett (vocals, guitar). King Buffalo and Magone opens.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to include an additional opening act.