At the end of 1993, Blur undertook a short promotional tour of the USA to promote the recently released (in America) Modern Life is Rubbish. This was a very short tour consisting of the following dates:
26th - Bimbo's 365, San Francisco, California, USA
28th - Whiskey A Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA
30th - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2nd - Opera House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3rd - Irving Plaza, New York, City, New York, USA
4th - Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
7th - Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The sole recording available from this tour is the Philadelphia show (kindly sent to me by the taper...many thanks!).
The set list was the same as on the preceding UK and European tours of October/November:
Pressure On Julian
She's So High
There's No Other Way
Girls & Boys
No surprises in the set, but judging from the Philly tape, the crowds weren't as into this new British direction (at least at first) as other countries were...Damon has to yell at them to show some enthusiasm about halfway through the show! And they are utterly baffled by Daisy Bell (unsurprising...I don't imagine too many Americans are into English Music Hall!)
Still, it's an interesting little tour and I'd love to hear some other recordings from it...if anyone out there has some, contact me privately.