Avicii retires from performing live
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 March 2016
Avicii has released a statement announcing he is retiring from performing live
Avicii is to retire from performing live after his 2016 concerts.
The Swedish DJ-and-producer - whose real name is Tim Bergling - is giving up life on the road after his current run of his shows ends but has promised to continue making music.
In a lengthy post on his official website avicii.com, he wrote: "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.
"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! (sic)"
The 'Hey Brother' hitmaker - who has worked with the likes of Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers and Aloe Blacc - isn't ruling out a returning to gigging in the future but at the moment his mind is made up that it's the end of the road for him as a live attraction.
He continued: "One part of me can never say never, I could be back ... but I won't be right back."
He also took the opportunity to thank his fans for their loyal support, and his brother-and-manager Ash and everyone he's worked with.
He stated: "But last but not least thank you to every fan who has ever bought a ticket or snuck in, bought a song or downloaded it, commented on posts or hated at them. It's your thoughts and ideas about the music that helped me evolve and I do owe everything I have to you."
The news of Avicii's retirement from touring comes just five months after the 26-year-old EDM star released his second studio LP 'True'.
Avicii's final performances come over the weekend of August 26 to August 28 in the UK at Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields festival and Creamfields.