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6th June 2011

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Focus will tour the UK during September, October and November. The full list of dates are below.

The band started recording a new album in the Wedgeview Studio in late March and we will bring you an update on this as soon as we have one. The album's worktitle is 'Focus 10'.

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The UK tour dates are as follows;

Sept 5 Farnham Weyfest
Sept 22 St Ives Guildhall
Sept 23 Exeter Phoenix
Oct 25 Wavendon Stables
Oct 26 Glasgow Ferry
Oct 27 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Oct 28 Edinburgh Caves
Oct 29 Clitheroe Grand
Oct 30 Leeds City Varieties
Nov 9 Swansea Garage
Nov 10 Cardiff Globe
Nov 11 Sutton Boom Boom Club
Nov 12 Southampton Brook



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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