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    Posted: August 04 2014 at 17:32
This keeps getting better - from official website

05.09.14 Varuno     Festival IT
06.09.14 Texel Sarasani Festival www.sarasanifestivaltexel.nl  NL
12.09.14 Helmond De Cacaofabriek www.lakeihelmond.nl  NL
20.09.14 Oslo Cosmopolite NOR
27.09.14 Kampen

Poppodium t Ukien http://ukien.nl/

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04.10.14 Wemmel De Zandloper www.dezandloper.be  BE
11.10.14 Leeuwarden Poppodium Romeijn www.poppodiumromein.nl  NL
15.10.14 Rubigen Muhle Hunziken CH
16.10.14 Mannheim Alte Seilerei    GER
17.10.14 Kircheim U Teck Bastion GER
18.10.14 Freising Lindenkeller     GER
19.10.14 Metzingen Hirsch   GER
21.10.14 Bremen Meisenfrei   GER
22.10.14 Leverkusen Scala  GER
23.10.14 Ansbach Kammerspiele  GER
24.10.14 Dortmund Piano   GER
31.10.14 Belfast Empire Music Hall NIR UK
01.11.14 Dublin The village IRE
07.11.14 Fletching Trading Boundaries  UK
08.11.14 Kings Somborne Somborne Sessions - tickets UK
12.11.14 Bromsgrove The Artrix   UK
13.11.14 Eastney The Cellers  UK
14.11.14 Tavistock Wharf UK
15.11.14 Penzance The Acorn    UK
16.11.14 Wolverhampton Robin 2  UK
17.11.14 Reeth Buck Hotel  UK
18.11.14 Newcastle The Cluny      UK
19.11.14 Kinross Green Hotel   UK
20.11.14 Glasgow The Ferry       UK
21.11.14 Hull The Fruit    UK
22.11.14 Sheffield Corporation     UK
26.11.14 Sale Waterside  UK
28.11.14 Lowdham Village Hall     UK
29.11.14 Devizes Long Street Blues   UK
30.11.14 Ilminster Square & Compass    UK



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Guess they will never come to NYCCry

Can't get these guys out of Europe.
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Who the fudge you kidding? We will never see them here in America unless they tour on a bycicle or a trike!
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I really wish Jan Akkerman would rejoin Focus.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2014 at 15:48
Originally posted by calm_sea calm_sea wrote:

I really wish Jan Akkerman would rejoin Focus.

Me too---but I am an originalist at heartSmile Guess the two of them really don't like each other.Unhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote calm_sea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2014 at 11:23
Jan Akkerman is seriously so friggin' amazing.  His playing blows my mind.  I saw some more recent videos of him playing (within the last 10 years) and he hasn't lost one bit of his technique.  I would rather see him come play the States than Focus, in all honesty.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2014 at 08:40
agree calm^^^^^Jan is great---saw some of those vids---just never heard the reason why Jan and Focus parted ways so completely---
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cactus Choir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2014 at 11:39
Blimey they're playing in a village just down the road from me! Will have to go to that. It's a shame Jan Akkerman won't return to Focus, he's my favourite guitarist along with Steve Howe. The Focus album van Leer and Akkerman did together in the mid-80s is really good, apart from the horrible electronic percussion. I think Akkerman accused Thijs van Leer of smuggling drugs when they were touring in the 70s, van Leer responded by taking legal action and basically they now can't stand each other and won't consider a reunion.

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^ Thanks for the info Cactus---didn't know that but sorta figured it had to be something big---think there is also a big reason Vangelis can't stand Jon Anderson and won't work with him---something unforgivable happens.
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Honestly can't believe they are playing Reeth!! I too wish Jan Akkerman would reunite with Focus. Still, I can not wait to see Thijs and Pierre.
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Originally posted by DHazlehurst DHazlehurst wrote:

Honestly can't believe they are playing Reeth!! I too wish Jan Akkerman would reunite with Focus. Still, I can not wait to see Thijs and Pierre.

They are playing 5 places I've never heard of including Reeth. They used to play Swindon but no longer it would seem ( and that includes a lot of other bands and artists). The nearest venue for me is Devizes but I don't know if I will go.
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