You can have whatever opinion you want about Avicii, but he deserves some credit for pushing EDM into the mainstream. Creating two pop radio hits, Levels and Wake Me Up, Avicii will leave a mark on those fans who have admired his productions since he came into scene using his real name – Tim Berg. On March 29th, 2016, Avicii dropped a shocking yet not so shocking announcement that he would retire from performing live and touring after the year is over. After cancelling tour dates two years in a row before returning to Ultra this year, it was evident that he would call it quits due to health issues in the past.

“Thank you for letting me fulfil 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. 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!”

If you want to catch Avicii at some point this year, he will have residencies in Las Vegas at Encore, Ushuaia in Ibiza, and headlining shows at EDC UK and The Flying Dutch: Swedish Journey! Read some of the tweets below from his peers as they offer support, encouragement, and a little trolling…