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Watch Deep Purple's new video for Johnny's Band

Deep Purple have released a video for Johnny's Band, to be released as a limited edition single in July

Deep Purple have released a video for Johnny's Band, one of the highlights of the band's recent InFinite album. The video was directed by Craig Hooper and Collin Games, who worked with the band on their From Here To inFinite documentary, and the track will be released as a limited edition single in July.

The song tells the story of the typical highs and lows of an imaginary band.

"I was thinking about VH1's Behind The Music, and that every band's story is the same," Roger Glover told Classic Rock in April. "They start with nothing, then they get some success, then they get huge success, then drink and drugs and women destroy them, then they end up suing each other, then 20 years later they get back together again because they realise it was the best time they ever had. Johnny's Band is the story of every band. It's a universal story. But it's not about Purple! There's a reference to Louie Louie in the guitar solo that places it firmly in the 60s."

"Johnny's Band was almost a pop song", he continues. "Steve came up with the idea, and not all the band liked it at first: Ian Paice thought it was a bit flippant, but Ian Gillan loved it, and eventually we decided to do it. We knew what the meter of the song was going to be, and realised it needed something really strong over the chorus to make it work."

Deep Purple are currently on the inFinite – The Long Goodbye tour. See full dates below.

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Deep Purple inFinite Tour (US dates with Alice Cooper)

Jun 01: Zenith, Lille, FR
Jun 02: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NL
Jun 03: Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FR
Jun 06: Lanxess Arena, Cologne, DE
Jun 07: Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, DE
Jun 09: Leipzig Arena, DE
Jun 10: Festhalle, Frankfurt, DE
Jun 13: Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, DE
Jun 14: Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, DE
Jun 16: Hellfest , Nantes, FR
Jun 17: Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BE
Jun 22: Palalottomatica , Rome, IT
Jun 24: Rock The Ring, Hinwil, CH
Jun 26: Unipol Arena, Bologna, IT
Jun 27: Mediolanum Forum, Milan, IT
Jun 28: Sporting Summer Festival, Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, MC
Jun 30: Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Bilbao, ES
Jul 01: Rock Festival Can Zam, Barcelona, ES
Jul 03: Barclaycard Arena, Madrid, ES
Jul 04: Meo Arena, Lisbon, PO
Aug 12: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US
Aug 13: Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA, US
Aug 15: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, US
Aug 16: Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM, US
Aug 18: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX, US
Aug 19: Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, TX, US
Aug 21: Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, US
Aug 23: Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, US
Aug 24: BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, US
Aug 26: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, US
Aug 27: Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA, US
Aug 28: PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ, US
Aug 30: Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN, US
Sep 01: KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA, US
Sep 02: Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON, CA
Sep 03: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, United State
Sep 06: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, IL, US
Sep 08: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO, US
Sep 09: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US
Sep 10: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, US
Nov 06: Annexe, Stockholm, SE
Nov 08: Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim, NO
Nov 09: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, NO
Nov 11: Finland Ice Hall, Helsinki, FI
Nov 13: Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 17: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
Nov 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Nov 20: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
Nov 22: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Nov 23: O2, London, UK
Dec 06: Hipodromo Palermo, Buenos Aires, AR
Dec 08: Movistar Arena, Santigo, CL
Dec 12: Pedreira Paulo Leminsky, Curitiba, BR
Dec 13: Allianz Park, Sao Paulo, BR
Dec 15: Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro, BR

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