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Published: 2012/05/08

Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Diplo, Grimes and More to Headline Trans-Canadian Train Tour

Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Diplo, Grimes and more will embark on an electronic music-themed trans-Canadian train tour this summer. Inspired by The Festival Express tour that took place in 1970 featuring Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, and The Band, the “Full Flex Express” tour will make stops across Canada in cities including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and more. Each stop will feature a festival event, taking places across multiple stages. The full tour itinerary is available below.

“We were really inspired when Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and those guys did a train tour,” says Skrillex. “We wanted to do it as well and share this music with people across Canada. Just to do it and have fun”.

Full Flex Express Tour Dates

July 13 – Toronto, ON—Fort York
July 14 – Ottawa, ON—Ottawa Blues Fest (*)
July 15 – Montreal, QC—Parc Jean Drapeau
July 18 – Winnipeg, MB—Shaw Park
July 20 – Edmonton, AB—Kinsmen Park
July 22 – Vancouver, BC—PNE Coliseum

(*) = no Grimes

Comments

There are 12 comments associated with this post

the flesh May 8, 2012, 13:37:42

this is embarrasing

Befuddled May 8, 2012, 15:26:18

^^^^^ Now THAT was funny!

FEST EXPRESS May 8, 2012, 15:27:17

are you serious??? to even try and model yourselves after that iconic mini tour, is just asinine.

natasha May 8, 2012, 16:23:13

no…this is not acceptable.. how is it that skrillex is due to be at Bisco july 12-15..

wow May 8, 2012, 16:37:30

another beautiful festival concept went the way of rothbury. =(

Jesse May 8, 2012, 18:41:18

Nice poster.

lol May 9, 2012, 00:43:45

LOL

Jammerz May 9, 2012, 00:46:58

“another beautiful festival concept went the way of rothbury.” hear hear.

smegma May 9, 2012, 03:13:55

Yes, just like Festival Express – only instead of amazing bands comprised of talented musicians we’ll have a bunch of douche bag sellout DJ’s playing brostep music on a Macbook Pro all across Canada!

dan May 9, 2012, 13:19:28

“Yes, just like Festival Express – only instead of amazing bands comprised of talented musicians we’ll have a bunch of douche bag sellout DJ’s playing brostep music on a Macbook Pro all across Canada!” sad but true.

chark May 9, 2012, 21:23:38

D-bag bros aside… Grimes is actually decently talented for what she does, and she’s easy on the eyes which doesn’t hurt.

Al shankmor May 13, 2012, 22:37:29

I’d rather cut myself. The upside is that Canada can deal with them as well as the parasitic douche/bro fans. I’ve never seen so many missing chromosomes

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