Avicii retires from touring, 2016 will be his last year
Swedish superstar DJ Avicii has officially announced that he will retire from touring, and all of his shows and tour for this year will be his last.
In an open letter posted on his website and Facebook page, the 26-year-old DJ said, “I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”
“My path has been filled with success but it hasn’t come without its bumps. I’ve become an adult while growing as an artist, I’ve come to know myself better and realize that there’s so much I want to do with my life. I have strong interests in different areas but there’s so little time to explore them.”
Although Avicii is quitting his tour and live shows, he also stated that he will somehow continue to make music.
“I will however never let go of music - I will continue to speak to my fans through it, but I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!”
In the end, he also hinted that he might possibly return in the future.
“One part of me can never say never, I could be back ...but I won’t be right back.”
Avicii whose real name is Tim Bergling, is known for creating huge mega-hits like “I Could be the One”, “Wake Me Up”, “You Make Me”, “X You”, “Hey Brother”, “Addicted to You”, “The Days”, “The Nights”, and “Waiting for Love”.
He is also the recipient of many huge awards including American Music Awards for Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist, Billboard Music Awards for Top Dance/Electronic Song, iHeartRadio Music Awards for EDM Song of the Year, MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Swedish Act and Best Electronic, Teen Choice Awards for Choice EDM Song and more.
According to TMZ, Avicii had gone through serious health problems back in 2014 where he had to undergo surgeries to remove his gallbladder and appendix. This might have somehow persuaded Avicii to re-evaluate his life’s priorities.
(Photo sources: Avicii's Facebook)