Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has announced his retirement from touring, saying that his 2016 run will be his last tour and shows.
The Swedish DJ, who is only 26 years old, is known and loved for a list of huge hits longer than our arm, including ‘Levels’, ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Waiting For Love’, ‘Hey Brother’, and so many more.
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Tim confirmed the new of his live show retirement on his website in a heartfelt letter, thanking everyone who he’s met and who have helped him on his journey.
He wrote: “Thank you for letting me fulfil so many of my dreams. I will be forever grateful to have experienced and accomplished all that I have with the help of the team around me and my beloved fans.
“Thank you to all my peers in the business for building a new movement that took the world by storm and I was lucky enough to be in the middle of it. Thank you to all my partners through the years who believed in what I have created and wanted to amplify my work to a truly global presence.”
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After thanking some people individually, Tim continued: “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.”
It was during a drive across the US with friends and his team a couple of weeks ago that Tim realised he needed to make a change, with the DJ adding: “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.
“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!
“One part of me can never say never, I could be back …but I won’t be right back.”
His final gig at this time is scheduled to be Creamfields festival on August 27.
According to the Daily Star, Avicii’s career has led to him having an estimated net worth of $75m.