It's widely been discussed that EDM is dead and now Avicii, the genre's leading artist, has announced his retirement from touring.
“I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows,” declared Avicii in a letter to his fans on his website, remarking that “One part of me can never say never, I could be back …but I won’t be rightback.”
He went on to show appreciation for his “peers in the business for building a new movement that took the world by storm” and went even further to thank “every fan who has ever bought a ticket or snuck in, bought a song or downloaded it, commented on posts or hated at them.”
“It’s your thoughts and ideas about the music that helped me evolve and I do owe everything I have to you.”
He is in fact one of the highest paid artists in the industry, but says his "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.”
He went on to add that anyone can contact him to discuss his new move, saying “so you can text me re all this +46769436383. Please bare with me I might not be super quick to reply.”
You can read his full message here.