FOCUS Announce Re-Scheduled & New Dates for April and June 23 for their Focus 50 Tour

FOCUS Announce Re-Scheduled & New Dates for April and June 23 for their Focus 50 Tour

20th February 2023 0 By John Deaux
In 2019 Focus released their first studio album for 6 years, Focus 11, which came complete with brand new Roger Dean artwork. The year was then spent touring from South America to Japan and everywhere in between in support of the new album.

 

With the dawn of 2020 came the 50th anniversary of the formation of Focus. Unfortunately, celebrations had to be put on hold due to global events. 2021 brought the 50th anniversary of Moving Waves, as well as the deluxe boxset Focus50 featuring Blu-ray and CD of the Live In Rio concert and a studio re-record of all the Focus numbers. 

 

2022 meant a return to touring and the band were delighted to be performing again! ¬†They continue the re-scheduled tour with some additional dates in April and June 2023. ¬†The timeless classics are still featuring in Hollywood blockbusters: Hocus Pocus has been featured in a global ad campaign for Nike, Top Gear and feature films such as Baby Driver, while Sylvia, and House Of The King will, of course, be on the bill… and of course some of the Focus numbers will make an appearance!
 
The band are Thijs van Leer (Hammond organ, flute and vocals) and Pierre van der Linden (drums), who are delighted to still be performing 50 years on, together with Menno Gootjes (guitar) and Udo Pannekeet (bass) who are among the cream of Dutch musicians and grew up with the genius of Focus. They are still excited to be getting back to their fans and returning to the stage to play the music they love with the energy and passion of a teenage band!!!!.

 

The band has toured extensively in the UK and Europe and have the following re-scheduled and new UK dates confirmed for 2023:

 

 
Focus Tour Dates April, June & July 2023
 
April 12th            The Met                        Bury
April 13th            The Ferry                      Glasgow
April 14th            The Sage                      Gateshead
April 15th            Haslemere Hall             Haslemere
April 16th            The Booking Hall          Dover
April 18th            The Stables                  Milton Keynes
April 19th            Earl Haig Club              Cardiff
April 20th            Bush Hall                      London
April 21st            The Guildhall                Gloucester
April 23rd            The Assembly Rooms  Chichester
April 24th            Beaverwood                  Chislehurst
                             
June 28th            The Floral Pavilion        New Brighton
June 29th            The Brudenell Centre    Leeds
June 30th            The Tavistock Wharf     Tavistock
 
July  01st             Alford Rock & Blues      Surrey
      Festival 
      
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Line-up:
Thijs van Leer РHammond organ, flute, and vocals
Pierre van der Linden Рdrums
Menno Gootjes Рguitar
Udo Pannekeet Рbass
 

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