I wouldn't be surprised at all if this is just a warm up at playing BA in its entirety before doing a US tour for it come July. July marks the 10th year of it's release. They did Clarity x10, I'll bet my left nut that they'll do it for BA too. Just seems rather coincidental that they happen to be playing 2 shows of playing it in its entirety, RIGHT before the 10 year anniversary, is all. I'm sure a US tour for BAx10 will be announced shortly.
Not only that but I hear it's being re-released for Record Store Day.
I'm with you on that. The way they've avoided questions about whether or not a BAx10 tour is happening tells me that it is. Plus, how can you do it for an album like Clarity
and not do it for Bleed American
which is still probably their most commercially successful album to date.
Note: I like Clarity
, I'm just saying that it is not as huge a selling point as Bleed American
would be for the general public. When I saw them in February, the room was pretty quiet during songs from Clarity
, but they blew the roof off the place for BA