Skrillex likes trains. A lot. Like a modern day Neal Cassady, except that this time around there’s no bus. This is EDM’s answer to the electric cool aide acid test of the 60s Beat Generation. So either your on the train or you’re off the train!
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Following a 2012 debut that saw Skrillex traveling coast-to-coast with Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights and more, he cancelled the 2013 installment citing financial setbacks due to logistical issues. For the reinstatement of the eight-city tour, Skrillex promises more guests and will announce the official line-up on April 1st.
Last year, the DJ released his first studio album Recess before making numerous festival appearances, including Governors Ball, Voodoo Experience and Bonnaroo. At the latter, he led the “Superjam,” a yearly facet of the Tennessee festival, that included performances by Janelle Monáe, A$AP Ferg, comedian Craig Robinson and more.
Along with festival appearances and heavy promotion of his debut LP, Skrillex began to perform as half of the superduo Jack Ü with Diplo. Together, the pair appeared on Diplo’s label showcase tour Mad Decent Block Party and dropped an album with little warning in February during a 24-hour DJ set. The joint LP featured a number of all-star guests, including Justin Bieber, Kiesza, Missy Elliott and 2 Chainz.
Full Flex Express Tour Dates:
July 8 – Ottawa, ON
July 9 – Quebec City, QC
July 10 – Montreal, QC
July 11 – Toronto, ON
July 14 – Winnipeg, MB
July 15 – Saskatoon, SK
July 17 – Calgary, AB
July 19 – Pemberton, BC