Avicii has announced today, in a farewell letter to his fans, that he is retiring from touring for the foreseeable future.
Avicii took to his website to announce that 2016 will be his last year of touring. After thanking everyone in his life who’s had an impact on his career, Avicii explained that he has a lot of living to do outside of music and that he might be back, “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. Two weeks ago, I took the time to drive across the U.S. with my friends and team, to just look and see and think about things in a new way. It really helped me realize that I needed to make the change that I’d been struggling with for a while. My choices and career have never been driven by material things, although I’m grateful for all the opportunities and comforts my success has availed me. 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. 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!”
Head over to http://avicii.com/ to read the entire letter. Some artists have already weighed in on Avicii’s retirement. Check out their reactions:
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) March 29, 2016
— Louis Vivet (@LouisVivet) March 29, 2016
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) March 29, 2016
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