“I could be back…but  I Won’t Be Right Back” Avicii pens a heartfelt letter to fans & reveals retirement


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Hello world,

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. Thank you to
all my peers in the business for building a new movement that took the
world by storm and I was lucky enough to be in the middle of it. Thank
you to all my partners through the years who believed in what I have
created and wanted to amplify my work to a truly global presence.

First and foremost thank you to my brother and partner Ash,
its truly been a crazy run and its only been possible through our
collaborative efforts, yin and yang, brother to brother manager to
artist. I will always appreciate this road with you no matter where it
leads from here. I could write so much more but our journey is far from

Thank you to everyone at At Night, a special thanks to
everyone who has been a part of the team since day one and without your
hard dedicated work I wouldn’t be here. Thank you especially to Carl
Vernersson, Filip Holm, Marcus Lindgren, Victor Lee, and Panos

Thank you to the teams of Johnny Tenander, Per Sundin, Max
Hole, Neil Jacobson, and Joakim Johansson in no particular order. Your
loyalty and hard work on the label and publishing fronts have allowed me
to always feel like we have had someone backing us in your court, and
that has given me the musical confidence I’ve needed. Thank you.

Thank you, Robb Harker, Malik Adunni, David Brady, Andrew
Mckeough, Rob Woo and Felix Alfonzo – you helped introduce touring to me
in as much of a functional way possible for a kid my age and my road
could have been a lot darker if it wasn’t for your personal support at
such a crucial point. Thank you Semi Baddredine for all your personal
support, talks and help in me growing up. I have a weird feeling I could
be dead If it wasn’t for you and I will always love and support you.

Thank you to Ciara Davy, Michael “Curly” Jobson and the MJM
team, Harry Bird and Charlie Alves for making my touring years amazing
during the best of times and durable during the worst. I hope we will
find a way to keep on working together.

Thank you to all artists, musicians, and songwriters who have
helped me develop musically and personally, the list is long but there
is no one I’ve worked with where I haven’t learnt something.

A huge thank you to all my friends in the industry. Thank you
Jesse Waits at XS for having been such a huge friend to me and a rock in
stormy waters. Also huge thanks in no particular order to Jonathan
Schwartz, Austin Leeds, Pete Moutso, Dave Grutman, Noah Tepperberg,
Jason Strauss, Sean Christie, Carlos Correal, Rob Fernandez, Eddie Dean,
Adam Russakoff, Mike Satsky, Trecia Laird, Lisa Pillette, Marcella
Barrett, Zoe Stainsby, Joe Bellioti, Yann and Romain Pissenem, John and
Paul in Ibiza, Fricko, Sean, Marcus, Awat, Lucas, Ludde, Calle,
Johannes, Filip, Levan, Otto, Oliver, my brothers David and Anton, my
sister Linda, My parents Anki and Klas. Thank you to all the ones I
didn’t include in this moment. There has been too many people to mention
in one sitting that had an impact on me in this industry and I’m sorry
I’m forgetting some of you.

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But last but not least thank you to every fan who has ever
bought a ticket or snuck in, bought a song or downloaded it, commented
on posts or hated at them. It’s your thoughts and ideas about the music
that helped me evolve and I do owe everything I have to you.

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!

One part of me can never say never, I could be back  …but I won’t be right back.

Yours forever,

Tim Bergling / Avicii

P.S. I’ve got a new phone so you can text me re all this
+46769436383. Please bare with me I might not be super quick to reply. X

As an ode to Tim, we’d like to share the very first post we ever published at We Own The Nite concerning the rise of Electronic Dance Music in America featuring the larger than life, Avicii. Read it in full HERE.   

Thank you for giving us a piece of yourself and for gracing us with your genius. One Love <3