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Avicii Announces Retirement From Touring: 'This Run Will Be My Last'

30 March 2016 | 10:26 am | Staff Writer

Swedish DJ shocks fans.

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He's only 26-years-old but apparently Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, has had enough of touring as he announced last night to his fans that he will retire from live shows following a final run this year. 

In a statement posted to his Facebook, the hit producer said, "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."

Bergling went on to say his decision was sparked by a trip around the US he took with friends. 

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"It really helped me realize that I needed to make the change that I’d been struggling with for a while," the statement reads.

"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!"

Bergling capped off the message with the questionable decision of leaving his contact number, advising fans that he may not be "super quick" to reply — We probably expected that though, Tim. 

Read the full statement below. 

 

Hello world,Thank you for letting me fulfil so many of my dreams. I will be forever grateful to have experienced and...

Posted by Avicii on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

He will round out the year with shows in the US and Europe, though no Aussie dates have been confirmed so local fans may have already had their last chance to see the DJ live. 

He has performed in the country a number of times for headline shows, as well as at dance festivals including Stereosonic and Future Music. 

Bergling has had a number of commercial hits over the years, including Bromance, Levels, Wake Me Up, Fade Into Darkness, I Could Be The One and Hey Brother, among many more.