Focus return to the UK for November live dates

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Dutch prog legends Focus have announced that they will return to the UK for more live dates in November.

The band are taking a break from working on their latest studio album, the follow-up to 2021's Completely Focused, to return to the UK, where they last played in June for a new run of Hocus Pocus tour dates.

“Some shocking news!” laughs founder and guiding light Thijs Van Leer. “Focus will be touring the UK in November!!” he laughs and then, with a deep sincerity: “We always feel welcome, here, we always feel AT HOME!!! Thanks."

You can watch a live clip of the band performing their 1971 classic Hocus Pocus below.

Focus 2023 Hocus Pocus tour dates:
Nov 9: Derby Flowerpot
Nov 10: Fletching Trading Boundaries
Nov 11: Great Yarmouth HTRH Festival
Nov 12: London Bush Hall
Nov 14: Chislehurst Beaverwood
Nov 16: Bristol The Fleece
Nov 17: Howden Shire Hall
Nov 18: Tunbridge Wells Forum
Nov 19: Sale Waterside Arts
Nov 21: Blackpool Waterloo Music Bar
Nov 22: Kinross Green Hotel
Nov 23: Galashiels Mac Arts
Nov 24: Troon Winterstorm Concert Hall
Nov 26: Southampton 1865

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.