When announcing his retirement in March, Avicii said he would still carry out the remainder of his scheduled gigs this year. Now he has cancelled his Las Vegas residency and has raised questions about the rest of 2016.
XS Las Vegas first broke the news via Instagram, saying that Avicii would not be going through with his residency and that Dillon Francis would be his replacement last weekend. He also was supposed to perform at Encore Beach Club, but was replaced by Marshmello.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Avicii described his reasons for retiring, saying it was “something I had to do for my health." He went further by stating, “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me.”
Throughout Avicii's career he has cancelled performances due to "health concerns" and "personal reasons", and has also revealed that he has struggled with alcohol in the past. If you have plans to see him at one of his last gigs, keep your fingers crossed that he comes through. His team has said that Avicii plans to honor all remaining shows.