Re: Because I don't want to repeat myself
OMG, you think I don't know that the tour isn't only visiting the US? He hasn't toured New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, etc., for a long time. And the majority of the shows are scheduled in North America. Why would he structure the setlist just around Europe when he always performs there? If the media didn't heavily promote that Modern Love, Let's Dance, China Girl, Fame & Blue Jean were going to be performed on this tour, attendance would be half the amount it is now or less (and those five tunes can sell several thousand more concert tickets believe me) - hence David wouldn't completely overhaul the setlist from nation to nation simply because hasn't toured in many countries in a very long time and the setlist would have to be geared more towards the tastes of the casual fan...obviously. For example: why do you think DB only performed to 12,000 people in Paris 2002, but yet on this tour he performed to nearly 31,000 people in Paris?
Sure he's going to throw in a handful of obscure tracks - he always has with each tour. But it's still a greatest hits tour...