The best live act I saw at SXSW is touring Canada by train, and he’s taking Diplo and Grimes with him! By now, the fact that I love Skrillex has passed into some sort of Stereogum-infamy history, but seriously, Canadians, if you get a chance, watch this guy melt the faces of vast numbers of teenagers. The hilariously titled Full Flex Express tour, on which he’ll cross Canada with a supporting cast that also includes Pretty Lights, KOAN Sound, and Tokimonsta, seems like a pretty good opportunity. The idea of this tour is inspired by 1970’s Express Tour, on which Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and the Band covered a similar itinerary. We’ve got the dates for the tour below.
07/13 – Toronto, ON @ Fort York Buy Tickets
07/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest (without Grimes)
07/15 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
07/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Shaw Park Buy Tickets
07/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Kinsmen Park
07/22 – Vancouver @ PNE Coliseum
I guess this makes Grimes our Janis Joplin, which seems pretty OK to me.