Focus

 
 
Focus 2017 by Rens Plaschek 2.jpg
 

About Focus

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. Guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, and acclaimed bass player Udo Pannekeet, 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 amongst the band as it enters the studio to record Focus 11 and prepares to go out on the road again for a World Tour, in support of the new album, and as it builds up to its 50th Anniversary.

LINE-UP

Thijs van Leer - Hammond-organ, flute and vocals
Pierre van der Linden - drums 
Menno Gootjes- guitar
Udo Pannekeet - bass


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Calendar

 

Date

WED 18 SEP 2019

THU 19 SEP 2019

FRI 20 SEP 2019

SAT 21 SEP 2019

SEP 22 SEP 2019

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SAT 07 NOV 2015

TUE 10 NOV 2015

THU 12 NOV 2015

FRI 13 NOV 2015

SAT 14 NOV 2015

SAT 13 JUN 2015

SUN 14 JUN 2015

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SAT 20 SEP 2014

FRI 05 SEP 2014

SAT 31 JAN 2014

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WED 04 DEC 2011

FRI 21 OCT 2011

THU 05 FEB 2011

THU 27 JAN 2011

FRI 28 JAN 2011

SAT 29 JAN 2011

SUN 30 JAN 2011

 

 

 


 

 

 

Venue

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Vendelbohus, Hjørring, DK

Tobakken, Esbjerg, DK

Amager Bio, Kbh, DK

Medborgerhuset Them, DK

Teaterbygningen, Køge, DK

Akureyri, Island

Nordens Hus, Reykjavik

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Zappa, Oslo, NO

Høvleriet, Haugesund, NO

Nordens Hus, Færøerne

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Ottos, FInnsnes, NO

Høvleriet, Haugesund, NO

Teaterbygningen, Køge, DK

Bodø Jazz Open, Bodø, NO

Blæst, NO

Arenabolaget, Linköping, SE

Garage, Höganes, SE