Avicii Documentary Acquired By BBC Prior to Retirement Announcement

Sean Eriksson

Avicii photographed in 2016.

BBC Worldwide last week (March 23) announced the acquisition of Avicii's Stories music documentary.

Avicii Retires From Live Performance In Emotional Letter To Fans

Avicii’s announcement yesterday (March 29) that he is retiring from touring after his 2016 run has cast a new light on the documentary deal, with some outlets mistakenly reporting the acquisition had followed his announcement.

Stories follows the Swedish star from the release his debut album True in 2013 to the release of his sophomore record, which shares its title with the documentary. Directed by Levan Tsikurshvili, Stories documents the dance star's career progression and challenges related to health issues that forced him to cancel festival appearances and tour dates.

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BBC Worldwide’s director of music Salim Mukaddam said, “This film promises give fans and music lovers an insight into the unbelievable world of a superstar artist, from the highs of playing to packed stadiums around the world to the lows of illness and struggling to get back to the stage.”