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Avicii Announces Retirement From Live Shows in Open Letter to Fans

Avicii Announces Retirement From Live Shows in Open Letter to Fans

Swedish DJ Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, has just announced he is retiring from performing live shows.

“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,” the 26-year-old wrote to fans on his website. “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,” he continued. “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!” Avicii added.

As of right now, Avicii‘s final live gig is scheduled for the Creamfields festival on August 27.

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