Avicii Is Over Touring - Noise11.com
Avici, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Avici, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Avicii Is Over Touring

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on September 6, 2017

in News

Dance music superstar Avicii regrets risking his health by touring throughout his 20s after watching his life unfold in a new documentary.

Avicii recently retired from touring and after watching a new film about his life on the road, he wishes he had seen sense earlier.

“It was hard,” the DJ, real name Tim Bergling, tells Billboard. “I looked at myself like, ‘Fuck, you should’ve really stood up for yourself more there. Come on, Tim!’ Why didn’t I stop the ship earlier?

“The one thing that kept me from stopping was that I felt weird – like, ‘Why the fuck can’t I enjoy this like all the other DJs?’ But I’m starting to realize that a lot of the DJs who look excited at every show have the same thoughts.”

Avicii battled inflammation of the pancreas linked to excessive drinking and a burst appendix, and had to have his gallbladder removed in recent years.

“I needed to figure out my life,” he says of his decision to give up touring. “I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”

And he admits he started to fall in love with partying for all the wrong reasons.

The lifestyle came to a head last year after pal Mike Posner released I Took a Pill in Ibiza, in which he recounts doing drugs to impress Avicii.

“Mike’s a good friend, so I took it as an honour,” the DJ adds. “And I agree, parties can be amazing, but it’s very easy to become too attached to partying in places like Ibiza. You become lonely and get anxieties. It becomes toxic.”

Avicii has taken a year off to focus on his health and now he’s cautiously planning a big return, admitting he hasn’t been to see a single show in the past 12 months.

“I’m still traumatised,” he tells Billboard. “But I’m sure I will again. I’ve started being able to listen to music again, getting a little bit of that joy back.”

And he’d really like to team up with Madonna again after working on her Rebel Heart album.

“I’d love to work with her again, but that was right when I was busiest, and I think she might have been disappointed in me for not being able to put in as much time as she wanted,” he explains. “A lot of things start suffering when you don’t have the energy or time to do things properly. You think you can get away with it, but the quality suffers.”

vvnmusic.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ Debuts At No 1

The sixth studio album for US singer/songwriter Taylor Swift titled "Reputation" debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming her fourth chart-topping album here.

1 day ago
The Veronicas
The Veronicas Make Public Personal Stand-off With Sisters

Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas has made a private family issue public regarding her relationship with girlfriend Ruby Rose and her sister Lisa.

4 days ago
Kate Miller-Heidke announces Helpmann Awards Nominations at Hamer Hall.
Kate Miller-Heidke To Perform At Festival 2018

Kate Miller-Heidke will perform at Festival 2018 for the Commonwealth Games in Queensland next year.

5 days ago
Chester Bennington Linkin Park. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Linkin Park To Release Live Album of Chester Bennington’s Final Performances

Linkin Park will honour their late bandmate Chester Bennington by releasing a live album full of his last performances.

5 days ago
clean-bandit
Clean Bandit To Play Their First Australian Headline Shows

Clean Bandit will play a round of Australian headline shows for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in January.

5 days ago
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift Popped Into Target To Buy Her Own Album

Taylor Swift stunned fans shopping for her new album at U.S. retailer Target in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday by stopping by to make her own purchase.

5 days ago
Carrie Underwood. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Carrie Underwood Has Surgery On Her Wrist

Country star Carrie Underwood is recovering after undergoing surgery on her wrist following an accident at home last week.

5 days ago