The second installment of Skrillex’s Full Flex Express will not be happening this time around. Due to some major “setbacks”, the festival-by-train, inspired by the 1970 train tour by Janis Joplin, will not be touring Canada in July. Skrillex delivered an official statement on his facebook page, mentioning issues with the rental of the train and with the assembling of the line up. You can read the full statement here:

“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.”

Here were the tentative dates:

July 12 – Montreal, QC
July 13 – Toronto, ON
July 17 – Winnipeg, MB
July 19 – Calgary, AB
July 21 – Vancouver, BC