Written by Tharushan Fernando
30 Mar, 2016 | 8:26 am
Avicii, the prolific swedish prince of electronic dance music has announced his retirement from his career as a an international touring D.J.
The musician, born Tim Bergling in an open letter posted to his website has noted that his 2016 concerts will be his last (at least for the foreseeable future).
In 2011, the 26-year-old came out with his famed track ‘Levels’ that held its place at the top of music charts and became an anthem in the electronic music scene. (The same year the brilliant artist performed in Sri Lanka).
Last year, Forbes named him the sixth-highest-paid D.J. in the world, behind Calvin Harris and Tiësto, with annual earnings of around $19 million. He has released two albums: “True” in 2013, and “Stories,” in 2015.
Avicii has been riddled with health problems while on the road. In 2014, he canceled shows after having his gall bladder and appendix removed and before that, he received a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, which he linked to the hard living that comes with working as a touring musician.
Avicii’s last gig is scheduled for Aug. 27 at the Creamfields festival in the United Kingdom, following a few festival appearances in Europe this summer, but many fans can’t help but hope that the Avicii will return to the stage.
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