Tim Berg, AKA Avicii, has posted a lengthy thank you letter to his inner circle and fans today on his website announcing that he plans to stop touring following his scheduled shows in 2016. Here's a snippet:
My path has been filled with success but it hasn’t come without its bumps. I’ve become an adult while growing as an artist, I’ve come to know myself better and realize that there’s so much I want to do with my life. I have strong interests in different areas but there’s so little time to explore them.
Two weeks ago, I took the time to drive across the U.S. with my friends and team, to just look and see and think about things in a new way. It really helped me realize that I needed to make the change that I’d been struggling with for a while.
My choices and career have never been driven by material things, although I’m grateful for all the opportunities and comforts my success has availed me. I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.
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!
However, Avicii did leave the door open for a possible return in the future:
"One part of me can never say never, I could be back ...but I won’t be right back."
You can read the full letter by clicking here.