One of my all-time favorite bands is
reforming for a tour of Europe this year.
Now I probably have to go buy a festival
ticket just to see them play
Europe is easier to play with lower risks in part due to government support for entertainment like concerts, and their big festivals. One band I've worked that has taken a few years off is similarly planning to hit some Euro festivals, but in large part to help generate buzz among its fickle US fanbase for a followup US tour. They aren't nearly as big as FNM, but maybe FNM has the same idea.
My suggestion would be to lobby the band to come to the US. It's easy to do with myspace and whatnot available. A number of us fans did that when the Chameleons UK re-formed for a few shows and we actually did manage to convince them to get it together and tour here in the U.S.