Skrillex axes entire Canadian tour due to financial difficulty
Dubstep hitmaker Skrillex has revealed that the 2013 Full Flex Express tour will not be going ahead because of the extreme cost.
He launched the event last year, which saw fellow musicians Grimes, Diplo and Pretty Lights travel cross-country on their own train (pictured below), but has now admitted that this year's schedule has been axed after trouble securing a train and then subsequent problems with financing the trip.
A post on his Facebook page explained: "It is with huge disappointment that we have to announce the Full Flex Express will not be happening in 2013. During the past 4 months we lost the train we had booked, found a new one, and then realized the cost associated with using it would put us at a huge, huge loss. We explored every option to make the Full Flex Express happen but ultimately we could not get around these setbacks."
"Also, some of the acts we had in mind were unavailable and we only wanted to deliver the best of the best, which is what we think this festival should deliver."
He then added that the tour is set to return in 2014: "The train is near and dear to my heart, and we have every intention of bringing it back in a massive way in 2014 (and for many years after), so please understand that we do this for you and this is just an unfortunate convergence of circumstances."
Watch his music video for 'Make It Bun Dem' here:
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