Avicii Announces Retirement, Deadmau5, Oliver Heldens & More React

30 March 2016, 11:54 | Updated: 16 March 2017, 15:37

Avicii djing in a club in Utah

"I could be back ...but I won’t be right back."

Avicii has officially announced his retirement from performing live music. 

The EDM DJ and producer explained his decision in a heartfelt letter released on his website

"I needed to make the change that I’d been struggling with for a while," he began. 

"My choices and career have never been driven by material things...I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist."

Avicii also stated that 2016 will be the last run of his live performances although and added that he will "never let go of music." 

"Let’s make them go out with a bang! One part of me can never say never, I could be back ...but I won’t be right back."

Other EDM artists have since taken to Twitter, posting messages of support, including Deaudmau5, Oliver Heldens and Chainsmokers. 

Avicii's upcoming live shows include appearances at Creamfields and the UK leg of Electric Daisy Festival in Milton Keynes. 

His final scheduled gig is currently at Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields on 26th August.