30 Jun Skrillex Announces Tour Details and Charity Partnership with Bridges for Music
By Melissa Mallin
As his Full Flex Express train tour makes its way across Canada (starting July 8), Skrillex will be donating tens of thousands of dollars worth of Pioneer music equipment to local youth music centers in each city. Kids from these youth organizations will also have access to a small demo on how use the gear and a tour during sound check to discover the behind the scenes of a show of this stature. The tour has partnered with Bridges for Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive change in underprivileged communities in developing countries through electronic music and multimedia education, in order to donate two CDJ 2000s and one DJM 900 mixer per show. A portion of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Bridges for Music’s fund for the construction of the Langa Music School in South Africa.
In addition, Bridges for Music is offering exclusive prizes to all supporters through their Urgency Network crowd-funding page. With a Bridges for Music donation, fans can enter to win a grand prize package to go VIP with Skrillex and attend any of his shows in North America (including US flights, accommodation and tickets) by purchasing perks like backstage passes to one of the Full Flex Express non-festival shows and can pick up other prizes including a limited edition Electric Family bracelet, a Jack Ü flexi-disc signed by both Skrillex and Diplo, or an exclusive video from Skrillex while helping build one of the most innovative schools in South Africa.
For a complete charity listing and to help Bridges For Music further their goal of raising money for the construction of the Langa Music School in South Africa, visit www.bridgesformusic.org.
FULL FLEX EXPRESS TOUR DATES:
Wednesday, July 8th – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Festival * (benefitting Dover Court Community Center)
Thursday, July 9th – Quebec City, QC – Quebec City Summer Festival * # (benefitting Ampli de Quebec)
Friday, July 10th – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau * (benefitting Heads and Hands)
Saturday, July 11th – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach (benefitting The Remix Project)
Tuesday, July 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Adrenaline Adventures * # (benefitting Manitoba Conservatory)
Wednesday, July 15th – Saskatoon, SK – Diefenbaker Park * # (benefitting Saskatoon Downtown Youth Center)
Friday, July 17th – Calgary, AB – Prairie Winds Park
Sunday, July 19th – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Festival * (benefitting Pemberton Arts & Cultural Council)