Dance Artists React to Avicii's Retirement: Chainsmokers, deadmau5 & More

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Avicii accepts the Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist award onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. 

The announcement of Avicii's retirement from live music, which he disclosed in a lengthy note to fans, rocked the dance music world this morning (March 29).

Avicii Retires From Live Performance In Emotional Letter To Fans

The news came after years spent struggling with health issues that have led to a series of show cancelations.

Although the Swedish star-producer is only retiring from live performances and will continue to make music, it's still a sad day for fans, festival attendees, and even some fellow producers.

Avicii Says New Album in 2016 Is 'Highly Likely'

Here are some social media reactions from dance music artists, such as The Chainsmokers and deadmau5, on Avicii's departure from the stage.


Wishing @avicii the best in his new endeavors and looking forward to his new album! #Avicii

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