Avicii Announces Retirement from Live Shows

By Hayden Wright

Avicii is one of the most sought-after EDM tickets in the world, who can fill arenas from Miami to Las Vegas and Ibiza. However, the DJ announced that he will give up touring this year. Despite his success, Avicii says, the touring lifestyle has gotten in the way of more important things in life.

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“I will however never let go of music,” wrote Avicii in a statement on his official site. “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.”

He also expressed gratitude for the road he’s traveled so far:

“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 wrote. “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.”

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