"During the past four 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," he wrote. The unique tour debuted last year with a roster that featured Skrillex, Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights and more.
Along with the financial setbacks, Skrillex said some of the acts they wanted to secure for this year's tour were unavailable: "We only wanted to deliver the best of the best, which is what we think this festival should deliver," Skrillex added.
For disappointed fans who had been looking forward to the train trek, the DJ said he hoped to bring it back, bigger than ever, in 2014 as well as for many years to come; and that this year was "just an unfortunate convergence of circumstances." Refunds will be available online and at point of purchase to all who bought advanced tickets.
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This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Skrillex Cancels Full Flex Express Train Tour