DJ Avicii retires from touring
The first generation of arena-EDM is losing one of its top touring acts.
Avicii, the Swedish producer and DJ born Tim Bergling, announced that he will cease playing live sets after his current round of shows. In a note on Facebook, the 26-year-old wrote that after a cross-country drive through the U.S., he has decided that the life of a top DJ is no longer for him.
“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,” he said. “I have strong interests in different areas, but there’s so little time to explore them.”
However, if the siren song of the Electric Daisy Carnival stage beckons in a few years, Avicii is already hedging his bets.
“One part of me can never say never. I could be back,” he said. "[B]ut I won’t be right back.”
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