According to Billboard, Avicii is cancelling all future shows til further notice. He will not be performing at Tomorrowworld and will most likely resume working on his album starting next year. Read the statement below:
“Reps for Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) confirmed to Billboard that that all touring and promotional activities have been suspended, pending the Swedish dance star’s recovery from lingering health issues related to the surgeries that removed his gallbladder and appendix earlier this year.
Those same surgeries forced Bergling to miss his headlining slot at the 2014 Ultra Music Festival, as well as his Las Vegas residencies during the month of April.
Newly affected performances will include his headlining slot at TomorrowWorld later this month, as well as Las Vegas residencies at XS and Encore Beach Club and a scheduled Asian tour in October.
According to his reps, Avicii will recuperate in his native Stockholm until he has recovered the strength and physical well being necessary to resume work on his second artist album next year.”
Forbes has officially released the 2014 list of the world’s highest paid DJs. Last year the list was topped by Calvin Harris at 46 million dollars. This year, Calvin Harris continues to remain in the number one spot- this time making 66 million dollars. Check out the list and compare it to last year’s edition that included Diplo, DJ Pauly D, and Swedish House Mafia, which are no longer on the list (SHM for the obvious reason of no longer being around).
2014 1. Calvin Harris – $66million 2. David Guetta – $30million 3 & 4. Tiesto tied with Avicii – $28million 5. Steve Aoki – $23million 6. Afrojack – $22million 7. Zedd – $21million 8. Kaskade – $17million 9. Skrillex – $16.5million 10. Deadmau5 – $16million 11. Hardwell – $13million 12 & 13. Armin van Buuren tied with Steve Angello– $12million
2013 1. Calvin Harris – $46million 2. Tiesto – $32million 3. David Guetta – $30million 4. Swedish House Mafia – $25million 5. Deadmau5 – $21million 6. Avicii – $20million 7. Afrojack – $18million 8. Armin van Buuren – $17million 9 &10. Skrillex tied with Kaskade – $16million 11. Steve Aoki – $14million 12 & 13. DJ Pauly D tied with Diplo – $13million
I always liked Deadmau5 not only for his music but also for the fact that he is never shy to voice his opinion even when no one asks him for it., especially about other Dj and today’s EDM scene. When I heard he was to replace Avicii at the Ultra Main stage on Saturday March 29, I called it a win/win. As much as i think Avicii has some great songs,but I’ve grown tired of Levels due to Chicago’s non EDM radio stations overplaying it. Same goes for Martin Garrix’ Animals.
Watch below as Deadmau5 trolls both Avicii and Martin Garrix with his funny remix of Animals and great mash up of Levels with his hit Ghost n’ Stuff.