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Avicii to retire from performing live: 'This will be my last tour'

Avicii says he is stepping away from performing live for the foreseeable future.

The Swedish DJ announced in a post on his official website on Tuesday (March 29) that he is taking an indefinite break to explore other avenues.

He confirmed that his upcoming live shows this summer will be his last.

While he will "never say never" to returning to live music, Avicii revealed that fans won't be seeing him for a while.

He wrote: "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 realise 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 realise 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! One part of me can never say never, I could be back...but I won’t be right back."

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