Deadmau5, Oliver Heldens and more respond to Avicii’s retirement
Avicii caught the entire dance world off guard early Tuesday morning, March 29, when he announced his retirement from touring. The legendary Swedish producer took to Facebook to break the news, letting fans know that 2016 would be the final opportunity to catch him performing live. Aside from an outpouring of sympathy from his global fan base, DJs and producers around the world also took to Twitter and various other platforms to share their thoughts. We’ve collected a wide gamut of responses, from deadmau5’s (seemingly) innocuous misspelling to Oliver Heldens’ sentimental throwback. Check them out below:
.@avichie Best of luck on the retirement with the music career stuff. I’ve tried twice. It’s not like quitting a fuckin dayjob.
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) March 29, 2016
— Oliver Heldens (@OliverHeldens) March 29, 2016
good choice @Avicii , all the best for you brother!
— Thomas Gold (@thomasgold) March 29, 2016
— You&Me (@youareyouandme) March 29, 2016
Blessed in the morning, blessed in the evening and again I realize the reason why I sing…. @Avicii <3
— Hellberg (@HellbergMusic) March 29, 2016
seeing avicii in 2012 was a moment — elephante (@iamtheELEPHANTE) March 29, 2016