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- Nov 04Nov04Thu 18:30Rescue Rooms - NottinghamFocusOn partner siteFind tickets Rescue Rooms - NottinghamFocusNov 04 18:30Find ticketsOn partner site
- Nov 06Nov06Find ticketsSat 21:00Backstage at The Green Hotel - KinrossFocusOn partner site
- Apr 01 2022Apr012022Find ticketsFri 19:30Whitby Pavilion Northern Lights Suite - WhitbyFocus
- Apr 02 2022Apr022022Sat 21:00The Flowerpot - DerbyFocusOn partner siteFind tickets The Flowerpot - DerbyFocusApr 02 202221:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Apr 08 2022Apr082022Find ticketsFri 19:30The Picturedrome - West YorkshireFocus
- Apr 09 2022Apr092022Find ticketsSat 19:00Gloucester Guildhall - GloucesterFocus
- Nov 03Nov03Wed 19:30Norwich Epic Studios - NorwichFocus: 50th Anniversary Tour & SupportOn partner siteFind tickets Norwich Epic Studios - NorwichFocus: 50th Anniversary Tour & SupportNov 03 19:30Find ticketsOn partner site
With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the 70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits Hocus Pocus, House of The King and Sylvia, as well as critically acclaimed albums Moving Waves, Focus 3 and Hamburger Concerto, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!
After a comeback in the early 2000′s, which resulted in the well-received albums Focus 8 and Focus 9, the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album Moving Waves in 1972. Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound.
Bassist Bobby Jacobs, who comes from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, complete the band’s current line-up. Recently, Focus’s biggest hit Hocus Pocus was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.
A new Focus era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion in the new compositions that adorn the new album Focus X, which features a full scale Roger Dean painting on the cover. Says Thijs van Leer, who holds the distinction of being the first ever knighted musician in Holland, It’s a thrill to have finally completed Focus X; we are all ecstatic and looking forward to playing the new material on the forthcoming Focus X World Tour.
Thijs van Leer – Hammond-organ, flute and vocals Pierre van der Linden – drums Bobby Jacobs – bass Menno Gootjes- guitar.