Avicii announces retirement in heartfelt letter
The Swedish music producer has announced his retirement from live tours and shows.
CAPE TOWN - Swedish music producer Tim Bergling better known as Avicii, has announced his retirement from live tours and shows.
Known for his singles _Wake Me Up, Waiting for Love _and _Levels, _he posted a heartfelt letter to fans on his website saying he had "too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist". WATCH: Avicii 'Wake Me Up'
WATCH: Avicii 'Wake Me Up'
"Two weeks ago, I took the time to drive across the US with my friends and team, to just look and see and think about things in a new way. It really helped me realise that I needed to make the change that I'd been struggling with for a while," he said.
The Swedish electronic musician had also cancelled several shows in the past due to health concerns.
While it's unclear what he has planned for the future, it seems he won't be leaving the music industry completely.
"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!"
The producer also left his phone number for people to text him about his retirement and judging from some Twitter posts, he could get a number of texts.
A sad day today for all dance music lovers...Avicii stops DJing 😭😭😭😭— Kain NL (@mrfeelsogood73) March 29, 2016
Thank your @avicii for all inspiration, fun and passion given by your music. Your songs will be always played on my parties ✌🎉— Till Schrader (@tillschrader) March 29, 2016
- Shivam Bhargava (@ShivamB3397) March 29, 2016
Is it true about Avicii 😞 as much as I dislike his music now it's sad to see him leave the music industry...sadly missed @Avicii
- Mikey Evans (@Mikeyevans9) March 29, 2016
Wow. @Avicii announced his retirement after this year. Your older music forever changed me Tim. Grateful for you. Thank you for everything.
- Expherience (@Expherience) March 29, 2016
The DJ has confirmed his 2016 live shows will be his last, with his final show said to be scheduled for August at Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast.
To read the full letter by Avicii, click here.