of all people I wouldn't have put you on the stupid train..............
Nah, I understand why these short, non-album tours happen. My point still stands. He can do these mini tours in US, but he can't do 'em in UK even though the logistics there are probably massively easier. He can accept interesting gigs in the US when off tour, but doesn't put up a show in the UK for the second mini tour in a row?
Europe aside from the UK got snubbed on the Foundling tour (I don't count the one off Zermatt show with half of the band) and DG is not interested in branching out to new areas there. For whatever reason he thought that the L&F tour was something he could only play to safe audiences (= places he plays frequently). He's taking zero risks there. Plus hey, everyone knows European audiences are far better as it comes to just listening to the music and not running for beer and shouting Babylon at him.
Not to mention the massive two US legs of DTL tour compared to the very short European leg, not releasing Foundling bonus disc in the UK, Australia & New Zealand getting skippd on the DTL tour (unlike the LISM tour), the comments about UK audiences being interested in the thigns that are currently "in" vs the US audiences just getting it, Ireland only getting one show on the L&F tour even though they've been one of his most dedicated fanbases for a long time etc.. . I mean c'mon. He plays it safe and there's a definite favourism towards the US there. Far bigger and far smaller acts play more countries than he does.
You're staring at the sky, but the moon ain't gonna pay our bills.