Tissues at the ready.
Following reports from Las Vegas that super clubs are ditching “uncool” EDM, the scene’s poster boy has announced he’s retiring from live performances.
“I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows,” wrote Avicii in a hefty post uploaded to his official website today (March 28), adding “One part of me can never say never, I could be back …but I won’t be right back.”
The DJ/producer, whose real name is Tim Bergling, thanked all his “peers in the business for building a new movement that took the world by storm” and featured a special underlined section for “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 world’s 6th highest-paid DJ says his “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.”
He also included his new phone number, “so you can text me re all this +46769436383. Please bare with me I might not be super quick to reply.”
Here’s the full post, should you be that way inclined.