Avicii is retiring from touring. The Swedish EDM sensation took to his Facebook page to announce the news to his fans and write them a personal note explaining his decision. “Thank you for letting me fulfill so many of my dreams. I will be forever grateful to have experienced and accomplished all that I have with the help of the team around me and my beloved fans,” he wrote before thanking “every fan who has ever bought a ticket or snuck in, bought a song or downloaded it, commented on posts or hated at them. Its your thoughts and ideas about the music that helped me evolve and I do owe everything I have to you.”
The massively successful DJ didn’t give any one specific reason for his decision, but he did allude to the fact that he wants to explore other interests. “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.” Thankfully, he says he will “never let go of music.” However, he says that 2016 will be his last run of shows. You can read his entire note to his fans below and check out his remaining tour dates for the year here.