Yes, the rumors are true. After Avicii's 2016 tour run, the impactful EDM icon Avicii has stated he will no longer be playing shows or touring.
"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!"
On March 29th, Avicii wrote a long and emotional post on Facebook thanking all of his fans and people who have worked with him throughout his career.
"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."
In his post, Avicii also wrote about some pretty existential and deep things in his life journey.
"Two weeks ago, I took the time to drive across the U.S. with my friends and team, to just look and see and think about things in a new way. It really helped me realize that I needed to make the change that I’d been struggling with for a while.
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."
His farewell Facebook post ends on a hopeful, note, however, stating that "One part of me can never say never, I could be back ...but I won’t be right back."
We in the EDM community wish the best for Tim Bergling (Avicii). We hope if he does someday return as the influential artist he is, that it is on his own terms and that he can be well in the process.
It's no overstatement that Avicii's music has inspired many. With his genre-blending songs that combine Electro House with Country, like "Wake Me Up" and "Broken Arrows," or his classic EDM anthems such as "Levels" and "I Could Be the One (ft. Nicky Romero)," Avicii's music will forever be remembered and celebrated in the EDM community.
You can read Avicii's full Facebook post here: