Almost one year ago to the day (September 8th, 2014), we brought you the news that Avicii had cancelled all of his future performances due to health issues. Today, it was announced that Avicii will, again, be canceling the rest of his 2015 schedule and events.
Essentially, Avicii’s team noted that the pressure to deliver Stories, his insane summer schedule in Ibiza and XS Vegas residency, and the directing of the music videos to his singles, “For a Better Day” and “Pure Grinding” were ultimately too much for Avicii to handle, and thus needs a break. Here’s what Avicii had to say to Billboard, who broke the story:
“I look forward to keep being innovative with my team in leading a bigger change than just with my music. In moving my tour promotional responsibilities to next year, I have a great opportunity to focus on myself and spend time trying to grow up in a way I never got the chance to – normal, or as normal as it could get. My team, label and family have encouraged me to do that and I realize not many in my position get that opportunity.”
Avicii had shows at XS and Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas, Storm Festival in Shanghai and Japan’s Fuji-Ku Conifer Forest and Maishima Special Stage, all of which he will be pushing to sometime in 2016.
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