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Jan Akkerman to celebrate 75th birthday with three UK dates

Jan Akkerman
(Image credit: Music Theories Recordings)

Former Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman will celebrate his 75th birthday this March with three dates at the popular Trading Boundaries venue in Fletching, East Sussex in March.

Akkerman will perform on March 11, 12 and 13, two of which are rescheduled from last November, which were cancelled due to Covid.

"Trading Boundaries didn’t want to let their ticket holders down and decided ‘the show must go on’ so took the bold step for a small independent of organising for Akkerman and band to fly over to do these only UK dates, with the added bonus that it will be celebrating Akkerman’s birthday too," the venue states. "They are going to be three very special nights in this atmospheric venue."

The shows are exclusive to Trading Boundaries and his only UK spring dates. For more information, visit the Trading Boundaries website.

Akkerman released his most recent solo album, Close Beauty, through Music Theories Recordings in 2019.

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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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.