avicii on tour

In addition to preparing for a new album cycle and headlining at Coachella, Calvin also has a Las Vegas residency deal with Hakkasan, Omnia, and Wet Republic. It’s a grueling schedule that some can’t keep up with. Last month, Avicii announced he’s retiring from touring after struggling with some serious health problems.

“It’s a difficult situation, you know? Because for most of guys like me and him, we’ve been in our bedrooms from a very young age making music, not necessarily sitting there practicing DJing. We’re producers, like, we make music. So, with that comes a life of being, you know, something of a loner. I can identify with that,” Harris admitted.

“I think all that’s happened, with him, is that the balance wasn’t there. The management and the agent’s advice was poor and they sent him out and they just did it to death, to the extent of where he’s like, ‘I don’t want to do any of this anymore. I just want to do music 24/7.’ He’ll be back. Nobody should be sad about it. It’s a positive thing for him.”

—  Calvin Harris on Avicii retirement, taken from Carson Daly interview