[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t’s been quite a long year for Avicii. After canceling his mainstage headlining slot at Ultra Music Festival and having Deadmau5 fill in last minute earlier this year for emergency gall bladder surgery, Avicii has made the tough decision to cancel all remaining tour dates for the rest of the year. Giving up several gigs at hotspots around the U.S. like XS Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, and Escape From Wonderland, it’s not a easy conclusion to come to. Taking a rest will be beneficial in the long run when his new album drops sometime next year to fully support it, and be 100% ready for touring commitments. The statement reads as follows:
At Night Management has tabled all touring and promotional activities for Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, until further notice so that he can fully recuperate from lingering health issues related to surgeries that removed his gall bladder and appendix earlier this year. The international superstar, who is the #1 Most Influential Artist Under 25 according to Spotify, is taking a break at home in Stockholm so he can regain his strength and physical well-being before the release of a new album project next year.
Avicii is currently wrapping up work on his second LP due out next year. Collaborations on the album will include Bon Jon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Chris Martin (singer of Coldplay), Billie Joe Armstrong (lead vocalist/guitarist of Green Day), Serj Tankian (lead singer from System of a Down), and many more. With roughly 70 tracks in the completed bin, we’re hopeful we might see a double release or even multiple releases in a short period of time. Even though Avicii is taking a slight break, expect him to strike back in full force in 2015.
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