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Avicii Retires From Touring And Performing At Age 26

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Avicii resides the dream. And by dream we imply retiring on the ripe previous age of 26. 

The Swedish DJ, whose actual identify is Tim Bergling, introduced by way of his official website that when he is accomplished his present tour, he’ll be retiring from touring and stay performances altogether. 

“I have robust pursuits in several areas however there’s so little time to discover them,” he wrote in a prolonged letter addressed to the world. “Two weeks in the past, I took the time to drive throughout the D.R. with my associates and staff, to only look and see and take into consideration issues in a brand new approach. It actually helped me understand that I wanted to make the change that I’d been fighting for some time.”

The performer, who began making music at 18, wrote that though he is aware of he is been “blessed” to have the ability to journey the world and carry out, he feels he has “too little left for the lifetime of an actual individual behind the artist.”

“I will nevertheless by no means let go of music — I will proceed to talk to my followers via it, however I’ve determined this 2016 run might be my final tour and final exhibits. Let’s make them exit with a bang,” he wrote. “One a part of me can by no means say by no means, I might be again … however I gained’t be proper again.”

It’s not the primary time the musician has taken a step again. Avicii beforehand informed GQ that his busy touring schedule, non-cease partying and binge consuming contributed to an eleven-day hospitalization for acute pancreatitis in 2012. According to Billboard, he was hospitalized once more in Australia in 2013, the place he ignored docs who urged him to have his gallbladder eliminated. In March 2014, the DJ cited abdomen pains as the rationale he needed to pull out of of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. He was later hospitalized and docs eliminated his ruptured appendix in addition to his gallbladder. 

The DJ, who’s greatest recognized for the tracks “Levels” and “Wake Me Up,” made Forbes’ listing of the very best paid DJs the final 4 years in a row, raking in an estimated $seventy five million in that point interval. 

Read Avicii’s complete letter under: 

Hello world,

Thank you for letting me fulfill so lots of my goals. I might be ceaselessly grateful to have skilled and completed all that I have with the assistance of the workforce round me and my beloved followers. Thank you to all my friends within the enterprise for constructing a brand new motion that took the world by storm and I was fortunate sufficient to be in the midst of it. Thank you to all my companions by way of the years who believed in what I have created and needed to amplify my work to a very international presence.

First and foremost thanks to my brother and associate Ash, its really been a loopy run and its solely been potential via our collaborative efforts, yin and yang, brother to brother supervisor to artist. I will all the time respect this street with you regardless of the place it leads from right here. I might write a lot extra however our journey is way from completed.

Thank you to everybody at At Night, a particular because of everybody who has been part of the workforce since day one and with out your exhausting devoted work I would not be right here. Thank you particularly to Carl Vernersson, Filip Holm, Marcus Lindgren, Victor Lee and Panos Ayassotelis.

Thank you to the groups of Johnny Tenander, Per Sundin, Max Hole, Neil Jacobson and Joakim Johansson in no specific order. Your loyalty and exhausting work on the label and publishing fronts have allowed me to all the time really feel like we’ve got had somebody backing us in your courtroom, and that has given me the musical confidence I’ve wanted. Thank you.

Thank you Robb Harker, Malik Adunni, David Brady, Andrew Mckeough, Rob Woo and Felix Alfonzo – you helped introduce touring to me in as a lot of a practical method potential for a child my age and my street might have been alot darker if it wasnt in your personal help at such an important level. Thank you Semi Baddredine for all of your personal help, talks and assist in me rising up. I have a bizarre feeling i could possibly be lifeless If it wasn’t for you and I will all the time love and help you.

Thank you to Ciara Davy, Michael “Curly” Jobson and the MJM group, Harry Bird and Charlie Alves for making my touring years superb throughout the perfect of occasions and sturdy in the course of the worst. I hope we’ll discover a strategy to carry on working collectively.

Thank you to all artists, musicians and songwriters who’ve helped me develop musically and personally, the record is lengthy however there isn’t any one I’ve labored with the place I have not learnt one thing.

A large thanks to all my buddies within the business. Thank you Jesse Waits at XS for having been such an enormous good friend to me and a rock in stormy waters. Also large thanks in no specific order to Jonathan Schwartz, Austin Leeds, Pete Moutso, Dave Grutman, Noah Tepperberg, Jason Strauss, Sean Christie, Carlos Correal, Rob Fernandez, Eddie Dean, Adam Russakoff, Mike Satsky, Trecia Laird, Lisa Pillette, Marcella Barrett, Zoe Stainsby, Joe Bellioti, Yann and Romain Pissenem, John and Paul in Ibiza, Fricko, Sean, Marcus, Awat, Lucas, Ludde, Calle, Johannes, Filip, Levan, Otto, Oliver, my brothers David and Anton, my sister Linda, My mother and father Anki and Klas. Thank you to all those I did not embrace on this second. There has been too many individuals to say in a single sitting that had an impression on me on this business and Im sorry I’m forgetting a few of you. But final however not least thanks to each fan who has ever purchased a ticket or snuck in, purchased a track or downloaded it, commented on posts or hated at them. Its your ideas and concepts concerning the music that helped me evolve and I do owe all the things I should you.

My path has been full of success however it hasn’t come with out its bumps. I’ve develop into an grownup whereas rising as an artist, I’ve come to know myself higher and understand that there’s a lot I need to do with my life. I have robust pursuits in several areas however there’s so little time to discover them.

Two weeks in the past, I took the time to drive throughout the D.J. with my buddies and workforce, to only look and see and take into consideration issues in a brand new approach. It actually helped me understand that I wanted to make the change that I’d been battling for some time.

My decisions and profession have by no means been pushed by materials issues, though I’m grateful for all of the alternatives and comforts my success has availed me. I know I am blessed to have the ability to journey all all over the world and carry out, however I have too little left for the lifetime of an actual individual behind the artist.

I will nevertheless by no means let go of music – I will proceed to talk to my followers by way of it, however I’ve determined this 2016 run shall be my final tour and final exhibits. Let’s make them exit with a bang!

One a part of me can by no means say by no means, I could possibly be again …however I gained’t be proper again.

Yours eternally,

Tim Bergling / Avicii

 

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