By Zachary Swickey
Haven’t you always dreamt about vacationing on a train through Canada while fist-pumping to some of your favorite electronic dance music artists, including Skrillex and Diplo? Well, you may now live out that fantasy as the producer/DJ masterminds have joined forces with EDM acts Pretty Lights and Grimes for a good old fashioned railroad tour.
Taking a page from Mumford & Sons’ "Railroad Revival" tour – which found them performing sets on train stops with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show – the “Full Flex Express" tour will make six stops across Canada.
All of the acts will travel on an assumingly rambunctious private passenger train together between each of the stops. Each show will feature multiple stages in a “festival event,” according to a press release of the tour. KOAN Sound and Tokimonsta are also included on the bill.
If we’re lucky, we may eventually get a rad documentary out of the journey, as Mumford & Sons did with their railroad trek. “Big Easy Express” was shot by iconic music video-directing vets The Malloys, and chronicled the unique railway tour.
The train will head out immediately following Skrillex’s headlining slot at this year’s Camp Bisco Festival in New York.
"Full Flex Express" tour dates:
7/13 - Toronto, ON - Fort York
7/14 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Fest
7/15 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
7/18 - Winnipeg, MB - Shaw Park
7/20 - Edmonton, AB - Kinsmen Park
7/22 - Vancouver, B.C. - PNE Coliseum