Read Avicii’s heartfelt letter to fans after final performance
Avicii sent a seismic shock through the dance music world in March, when he announced his then-impending retirement from touring. Last Sunday, August 28, the iconic Swede delivered his final show at Ibiza’s Ushuaïa, a famed open air club where he frequently appeared as a performer. Given the recurrent health issues which plagued Avicii throughout his touring career, often causing him to back out of major events, his decision to indefinitely cease performing was, to many, an unsurprising one.
It is important to note, however, that Tim Bergling’s retirement from touring is not synonymous with a retirement from music altogether. In his March announcement, Avicii noted, “I will however never let go of music – I will continue to speak to my fans through it,” and further speculated, “One part of me can never say never, I could be back …but I won’t be right back.“
After his swan song at Ushaïa, Bergling reiterated that his split from the decks does not entail an exodus from the studio in a letter to his fans via Instagram. While affirming his confidence that a moratorium from touring is the right decision for him, Avicii also wrote the following:
“This sunday was my last show. But far from my last days in the world of music. Creating music is what makes me happy and I have gotten to know so many great people in my days of touring, seen so many amazing places and created endless of good memories.”
Currently, it is unclear how involved Avicii will remain in his production, or when fans can expect new music from him. We wish him the best in his future endeavors, both musical and nonmusical.
Read his full farewell statement below.
This sunday was my last show. But far from my last days in the world of music. Creating music is what makes me happy and I have gotten to know so many great people in my days of touring, seen so many amazing places and created endless of good memories. The decision I made might seem odd to some but everyone is different and for me this was the right one. Thank you to all my fans, my friends and family and everyone in the aviciicrew/family. This has been our journey together. ❤️