Avicii Announces Retirement From Live Performances in Emotional Letter to Fans
By Alex Ungerman
It seems Avicii is putting the performing aspect of his career behind him.
The popular electronic music DJ announced his retirement from live performances (at least for now) in an emotional letter addressed to fans on his website on Tuesday.
In the post, which begins, "Hello world, thank you for letting me fulfill so many of my dreams," the 26-year-old writes, "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."
While there's certainly a melancholy sense of finality in the letter, Avicii has taken smaller breaks from performing before. In 2014, the musician opened up to Billboard about needing to take time off to recover from operations to have his appendix and gall bladder removed.
"Since my operation, I'd just been going and going," he said at the time. "I was dropping weight. I needed to take a break."