The hype surrounding Blur's reunion shows has been rising since it was first announced, and now they are looking to add U.S. and European tours to their plans, which was originally only slated for U.K. dates.
They already surprised us with the announcement of warm-up shows in London, but according to Billboard, the VP of Live Nation U.K., Steve Homer, said that Blur is looking into the possibility of booking shows in other areas outside of the U.K. "They have been rehearsing for some time now, for several months," Homer told Billboard. "...They are talking about some American shows still in the same time frame. There are possibilities of some European ones as well."
Blur has already scheduled a string of U.K. dates, and have seen an enormous response to their reunion, having two sold-out 50,000-capacity shows at Hyde Park in London in July, and headlining slots at the Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals. There is no word as to whether or not the band would be playing smaller, more intimate shows in the states, or sticking to the arena-rock settings they have signed onto with their U.K. tour.
Alongside the announcement of possible U.S. and European dates, Blur is also set to release a double CD compilation, Midlife: A Beginners Guide to Blur, on June 15, according to NME. The new CD will have 25 tracks and is apparently aimed for those who missed the Blur's first go-around (aka - people with no taste).