Hardwell Announces He's 'Clearing My Schedule Indefinitely' to Focus On Personal Life

Gerard Henninger
Hardwell

"Being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy, love, creativity and attention for my life as a normal person."

Dutch producer Hardwell took to Instagram on Friday (Sept. 7) to announce that he will be clearing his schedule indefinitely, with his last performance being at the Ziggo Dome during the Amsterdam Dance Event on Oct. 18.

Starting his career in 2005 at age 17, Hardwell shared that although he had dreamed of living the life he currently lives for years, he has come to the realization that there is still a lot he wants to share with family and friends that his hectic tour schedule doesn't allow for. 

"Over the past few years I’ve come to know myself better and better," the caption reads, "and over time I realized that there’s still so much I want to share with my family and friends, so many roads I’d like to explore, but being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy, love, creativity and attention for my life as a normal person to do so."

 

Though he'll be clearing his schedule indefinitely from performances, interviews, deadlines and release dates, the "Spaceman" star assured his fans that he will continue to make music and will never let go of it. "I always try to give myself 200% and in order to keep doing that, and feeding my creativity, I need some time off to be me, the person behind the artist and reflect on everything that happened the last few years."

Hardwell performed in Ibiza, Spain for the season's closing on Thursday (Sept. 6) and will throw a final banger at the Amsterdam Dance Event's Ziggo Dome on Oct. 16.

Read the full message below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hello world, Ever since I was a little kid I dreamed of the life I live this very moment. A life filled with music, real human interaction and the freedom to express myself in the purest form I know. I have grown from an ambitious kid with everything to gain into the 30-year old I am today whilst evolving as an artist with triple the speed of my aging process. Over the past few years I’ve come to know myself better and better and over time I realized that there’s still so much I want to share with my family and friends, so many roads I’d like to explore, but being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy, love, creativity and attention for my life as a normal person to do so. This is why I have decided to clear my schedule indefinitely to be completely liberated from targets, interviews, deadlines, release dates, etc. I’ve always dealt with all the pressure that comes with the heavy touring schedule, but for now, it felt too much, like a never ending rollercoaster ride. I always try to give myself 200% and in order to keep doing that, and feeding my creativity, I need some time off to be me, the person behind the artist and reflect on everything that happened the last few years. That means my touring schedule has ended yesterday on Ibiza on September 6th, 2018 with a bang. However, I will still do my All Ages show in the Ziggo Dome during Amsterdam Dance Event on the 18th of October 2018. I’ll keep making music and I will never let go of it and will always aim to continue to connect with my fans through it. Last but not least I want to thank every single one of my fans for the support so far. It is your love and dedication for all I’ve put out there that helped me evolve in more ways than I ever could have imagined, and I realize that I do owe everything to you all. My sincerest hope is that we will be able to continue this journey together. I want to come back stronger than ever, but for now, I’m just going to be me for a while. Robbert

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