Avicii Announces Retirement From Touring Via Open Letter To Fans


Swedish DJ and producer Avicii has announced he is retiring from touring once his remaining 2016 shows are finished. Avicii made the announcement in a heartfelt open letter to fans on his website, saying he has “too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”

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“Thank you for letting me fulfill 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,” he wrote.

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Avicii Retires From Live Performances

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Avicii, real name is Tim Bergling, 26, revealed the news in a long statement on his official website, following a series of cryptic tweets last week.

Posting on Saturday (26Mar16) he hinted that he was set to make a public statement, writing: "The music industry will never be the same again."

In the deeply personal message the artist confirmed that his 2016 live shows will be his last and he has no plans to make more music in the near future."I could be back... but I won't be right back," he admitted.

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Faithless - 2.0 Album Review

If you didn't think Faithless could get any more big room with their music, then think again. They just did. Regarded as producing some of the biggest nights in electronica before the recent revolution and dominance of EDM, Faithless are back to celebrate 20 years since their nascent, now allowing the names in the industry to remix their classics into the songs that will satisfy the biggest electronic festivals around the planet.

Faithless - 2.0 Album Review

Calling in A list names such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Above And Beyond, Eric Prydz and Axwell among others, the album has been given a contemporary make over, using the highest quality DJ's from house, trance and dnb to return Faithless to the masses.

The album at first seems to be about the numbers. The group are celebrating 20 years, the album is entitled 2.0. It's 2 CDs long - one remix album, one greatest hits. And all the remixed tracks are considered second generation, entitled 'insomnia 2.0' for example.

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The Shires Want Dance Song

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The Shires want to make a country-dance song.

The country music duo - comprised of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes - revealed they're keen to make a foray into floor fillers and are eager to work with Swedish DJ Avicii following his success with hit singles 'Hey Brother' and 'Wake Me Up'.

Asked if they were planning on switching up their style for their next record, Ben exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''Not for our album but I'd love to do like what Avicii did - to do a country-dance song would be amazing. Because before he did those two songs, I think it was 'Cotton Eyed Joe', that was the only country dance song before that, so to work with someone like Avicii would be absolutely incredible I think.''

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Avicii Pulls The Plug On All 2015 Shows So He Can Take A Break


The DJ's representatives tell Billboard.com, the Swede's upcoming gigs in Las Vegas and Japan will be moved to 2016, as part of a "larger tour initiative".

A statement from the Wake Me Up hitmaker reads: "I look forward to keep being innovative with my team in leading a bigger change than just with my music (sic). In moving my tour promotional responsibilities to next year, I have a great opportunity to focus on myself and spend time trying to grow up in a way I never got the chance to - normal, or as normal as it could get.

"My team, label and family have encouraged me to do that and I realize not many in my position get that opportunity."

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Rita Ora Concert At The El Rey Theatre

Avicii - Rita Ora concert at the El Rey Theatre - Arrivals at El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 26th August 2015


Steve Aoki: EDM Has 'a Long Way' To Go

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Steve Aoki thinks EDM still has ''a long way'' to go.

The 'Boneless' hitmaker has confessed that although electronic dance music has become more popular in the charts over the past few years, he believes there's still a lot of work to be done.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at London's Hard Rock Café, he explained: ''In America, as far as commercial radio is concerned, it's [EDM] not dominating. Maybe one or two songs will come and really dominate, like a Calvin Harris song, an Avicii song, this Major Lazer song ['Lean On'], which has been a number one song ... But it's very rare. I still feel like there's a long way for us to go.

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Lorde To Judge International Songwriting Competition

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Lorde, Tom Waits and Kesha are set to judge the International Songwriting Competition.

The 18-year-old 'Royals' hitmaker along with the iconic singer/songwriter and 'Tik Tok' singer are among some of the many high profile artists who will feature on the panel, along with British band Bastille, Swedish DJ Avicii, R&B vocal group Boyz II Men, 77-year-old legend Bill Withers, 'Somewhere Only We Know' singers Keane, dance-hall rapper Sean Paul and Run D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels.

The annual contest, which first launched in 2002, encourages songwriters to create ''something truly meaningful'' by giving away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to the 68 winners.

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Wireless Festival - July 3-5 2015 - Finsbury Park, London Live Review

New Look Wireless Festival drew to a close last weekend, with over 70 acts performing across 3 stages, all in celebration of their 10th birthday.

Wireless Festival 2015 - Live Review

Kicking off proceedings on the Friday was ASAP Rocky, who performed tracks including Goldie and Excuse Me. The performance was uninspiring and lacked engagement with the audience, leaving festival goers in anticipation for headliner Drake

Drake took to the stage, after cancelling last year's headline appearance due to illness, and was definitely worth the wait being a standout 90 minute performance.  The Canadian rapper was appreciative of the Wireless crowd claiming London was his 'second home' before being joined by local MC Skepta for track Shutdown.

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Kendrick Lamar Steals Show At New Look Wireless

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Kendrick Lamar stole the show at New Look Wireless day two.

The 28-year-old rapper took to the stage at the Finsbury Park festival yesterday (04.07.15) with a crowd-pleasing set featuring fan favourites 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe', 'Swimming Pools' and 'Poetic Justice'.

In his first performance since the release of his critically acclaimed album 'To Pimp A Butterfly', the 50,000 strong crowd chanted ''King Kendrick'' as the California-born hip hop star bounded around the stage.

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Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 2

Avicii and Tim Bergling - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 2 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 4th July 2015

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Avicii and Tim Bergling
Avicii and Tim Bergling

Get Wired For Wireless 2015! London To Explode With Pop Favourites This Weekend

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New Look Wireless Festival is returning to Finsbury Park, following last year's success at the North London venue, celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The 2015 line-up is set to be the biggest yet with headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta playing to the 40,000 a day capacity festival.

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For the first time, Wireless festival goers expect to see karaoke, a tone 'n' tweak area and plenty of choice in the food court. In celebration of their 10th birthday though, here are Wireless' best acts to see across the line up from this weekend.

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Capital FM Summertime Ball

Avicii - Capital FM Summertime Ball - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 6th June 2015


Swedish DJ Avicii Performs In Amsterdam

Avicii and Tim Bergling - Swedish DJ Avicii performs to a sold-out crowd at Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Saturday 22nd February 2014

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Avicii and Tim Bergling
Avicii and Amsterdam
Avicii and Tim Bergling
Avicii and Tim Bergling
Avicii and Amsterdam

Avicii At LAX

Aviici - Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer, Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th December 2013

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Avicii and Aviici
Avicii and Aviici
Avicii and Aviici
Avicii and Aviici
Avicii and Aviici


Date of birth

8th September, 1989








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