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THE LEGENDARY FOCUS : 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Tuesday November 9
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
18+

FOCUS

5OTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

THE GLOBE CARDIFF – TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2021

The legendary Dutch prog rock band are returning to Cardiff to

celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

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.