Unlike what we've been writing earlier it really does look like Bruce is going to carry out his own personal Tour de France in May with no less than six shows taking place in French provincial towns and Paris. Why he's doing this is a good question. France has never been a big Bruce country. He only played one show there on the '93 tour, allegedly because the French promotors weren't interested in more. In '96 his two shows in Paris were among the easiest tickets on the European tour. So either it's a vain attempt to conquer the French market with The Ghost of Tom Joad or they pulled the city names out of a hat and by chance ended up with five cities in France. In either case, it's a rather absurd decision and one that will make people in more overlooked countries wonder.