Focus Finally Head Out On 50th Anniversary Tour

Prog rock veterans Focus will finally head out on tour that celebrates the bands fiftieth anniversary. The tour was originally supposed to have occurred in 2020, but was inevitable delayed by the Covid pandemic. 2021 brought the 50th anniversary of Moving Waves, the band’s second album, as well as the deluxe boxset Focus50 featuring Blu-ray and CD of the Live In Rio concert as well as a studio rerecord of all the Focus numbers.  Now they are able to head out on tour again, and a substantial one it will be. Besides dates in Europe, Focus will play an extensive number of dates in the UK.

The current line-up of the band is: The band, consisting of Thijs van Leer (Hammond organ, flute and vocals), Pierre van der Linden (drums), Menno Gootjes (guitar), and Udo Pannekeet (bass) and they aim to play pieces from across the band’s history.               

The below dates confirmed so far for 2022, with more to be added.


22           Colchester Arts Centre                                               

23           Cambridge Downing Place URC                               

24           London Under The Bridge                                                         

25           Sudbury St George                                                                     

26           Canterbury Westgate Hall                                                                                                                    

28           Chelmsford A-Canteen                                               

29           King’s Lynn St John’s Chapel                                     

30           Bristol The Fleece                                                                       

31           Northampton The Spinney                                                        


01           Whitby The Pavilion                                                                   

02           Derby Flower Pot                                                                        

03           Sheffield HRH Prog                         `                                           

04           Kinross Green Hotel                                                                   

28           Milton Keynes The Stables                                                  

30           Northernkin Festival                                                                   


03           Chislehurst Beaverwood                                                           

04           Dover The Booking Hall                                              


16           Fletching Trading Boundaries                                   

17           Fletching Trading Boundaries                                   

18           Cambridge Rock Festival (Peterborough)               


20           Faversham “A New Day” Festival                                            

21           London New Cross Inn                                                

25           Cardiff Earl Haig Club                                                  

27           Sheffield Corporation                                                 

29           Wokingham Festival                                                                   


09           Leeds Brudenell Centre                                              

10           Glasgow The Ferry                                                                      

11           Gateshead The Sage                                                                  

12           Kinross The Green Hotel                                                           

13           Kinross The Green Hotel                                                           

21           Ely Maltings                                                                                  

23           Southampton 1865                                                                     

24           Wolverhampton Robin 2                                                                         

26           Lewes Conservative Club                                                                                                                                     

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Thijs van Leer – Hammond organ, flute, and vocals

Pierre van der Linden – drums

Menno Gootjes – guitar

Udo Pannekeet – bass

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