It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Avicii has announced his retirement from touring and live shows. The Swedish producer has had a history of illness that has caused him to cancel various shows and tours in the past, and it seems that the stress of a touring musician has finally caught up with him.

“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!”

The Facebook post below is the same text as the one now showing up on his website though admittedly in a less flowery font.

This is truly the end of an era.

We wish Avicii all the best, and hope that he never loses inspiration in music.

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, March 29, 2016