Focus have signed to 4 Worlds Media in the run-up to the release of new album Focus X – and Thijs van Leer is celebrating a new era for his band.
The veteran frontman says: “It’s a thrill to have finally completed Focus X. We are all ecstatic and looking forward to playing the material on the forthcoming tour.”
He vows fans will be “surprised at the strength and depth” of the new tracks, due out in November.
Organist, flautist and vocalist van Leer is joined by long-standing drummer Pierre van der Linden and bassist Bobby Jacobs, plus guitarist Menno Gootjes, who joined in 2010 for a second stint.
Focus X features cover artwork by Roger Dean, who’ll be on hand to show the original work off at Fletching, East Sussex, on November 16 during the band’s UK tour.
08/11 Buxton Opera House
09/11 Hessle Town Hall
10/11 Glasgow The Ferry
11/11 Hebden Bridge Trades Club
13/11 Wolverhampton Robin 2
14/11 Runcorn The Brindley
15/11 Barnsley Birdwell
16/11 Fletching Trading Boundaries
17/11 Tavistock The Wharf
18/11 Sutton Boom Boom Club
19/11 Milton Keynes The Stables
20/11 Chislehurst Beaverwood Club