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Deep Purple Premieres New Album’s Third Single, Video

July 8 — Deep Purple fans got another preview of the band’s forthcoming album, =1 this week.

The band debuted the album’s new single, ‘Lazy Sod‘ and the song’s companion video Monday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, which is scheduled for release July 19 through earMusic. It has also produced the singles, ‘Pictures Of You‘ and ‘Portable Door.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Lazy Sod’ is classic Deep Purple’ as with the song’s predecessors. That is evidenced through the collective instrumentation and vocals. It is a welcome sound and style, too as it is familiar but still maintains its own unique identity. at the same time there is something about the arrangement that also makes it comparable (again in a good way) to work from the likes of Deep Purple’s fellow Brit rockers Foghat.

Front man Ian Gillan, talked about the song’s lyrical story in an interview with Rocks magazine last month.

“Recently, a young journalist asked me how many songs I had written in my life,” Gillan stated in the interview. “I replied that the last time my assistant counted, twenty years ago, it was over 500. I felt quite accomplished until she pointed out Dolly Parton’s 5,000 songs, calling me a lazy sod. I couldn’t help but agree and wrote down the exchange in my notebook.”

The video for Deep Purple’s new single is another familiar presentation. It finds the band performing its new single on a sound stage as the song plays over the visualization.

In other news, Deep Purple is scheduled to tour this summer in support of =1. The tour is scheduled to kick off Aug. 14 in Hollywood, FL and to run through Sept. 8 in Scranton, PA and also includes stops in cities nationwide, such as Cincinnati, OH; Bridgeport, CT and Fort Worth, TX.

Tickets are available here. The tour’s schedule is noted below:


Aug. 14 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Aug. 15 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Event Center
Aug. 17 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 18 – Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino – Grand Theater
Aug. 19 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
Aug. 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 22 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug. 23 – Tinley Park, IL @ Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 27 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 28 – Gilford, NH @ BankNH Pavilion
Aug. 30 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Aug. 31 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 1 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 3 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
Sept. 4 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Broadview Stage at SPAC
Sept. 6 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sept. 7 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 8 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

More information on Deep Purple’s new album, single, video, and tour is available online along with all of Deep Purple’s latest news and more at: