The Full Flex Express tour is about to leave the station, with DJ Skrillex leading the way along with fellow electronic artists including Grimes from Montreal, Diplo, Pretty Lights, KOAN Sound and Tokimonsta – their first stop will be the big TO.
The tour will be had via a private passenger train and, according to the Canadian Press, the idea for this type of tour was inspired in part by the 1970s famous Festival Express tour, which saw the likes of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and the Band traverse a similar route across the country. The schedule is as follows:
July 13 – Fort York in Toronto
July 14 – Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15 – Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal
July 18 – Shaw Park in Winnipeg
July 20 – Kinsmen Park in Edmonton
July 22 – PNE Coliseum in Vancouver
"We were really inspired when Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and those guys did a train tour," Moore said in a release (as reported by the CP). "We wanted to do it as well and share this music with people across Canada. Just to do it and have fun."
Skrillex, whose real name is Sonny John Moore, hails from LA and has released five extended play albums as well as a handful of singles and remix collaborations with some of music's biggest names (such as Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, The Black Eyed Peas, Rob Zombie, and Nero). He has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and won three, all in 2012. And he's only 24 years old.
Tickets for the multi-stage Full Flex Express tour will go on sale on Saturday through various outlets including Ticketmaster, Urban Bakery and Vantage Studios. The first 1,000 tickets will be $49.50 (plus service fees), with the rest going for $69.50 plus fees. VIP tickets will be available for $109.50.
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