Bummer for you dubstep fans hoping to catch Skrillex + friends on the upcoming Full Flex Express tour: the DJ/producer has canceled the planned train tour thanks to myriad setbacks, including high costs and unavailability of supporting acts.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Skrillex explained why the train shall not, in fact, keep a rollin':
"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. 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. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase and also to everyone who bought a ticket online."
Last year's inaugural festival featured Diplo, Pretty Lights, KOAN Sound, Grimes, Tokimonsta and Hundred Waters and visited six cities in Canada.