Doctor's orders: Avicii forced to cancel more gigs
Tue 19th Mar, 2013 Newsin
Right now, superstar Swede Avicii is soaking up the sun in Miami in between Ultra Music Festival’s two massive weekends. But while the Levels hitmaker is locked into take the UMF mainstage again this Friday night Miami time, he’s been forced to cancel a pair of upcoming tour dates. It’s bad news for Indian fans who were due to catch Tim Bergling in Delhi and Mumbai on April 6 and 7, as both dates have now been called off.
Earlier this month, Bergling was forced to cancel his appearances at the Brisbane and Perth leg of Future Music Festival due to stomach issues. Unfortunately, it seems the health woes are persisting. “It is with deep regret we have to inform you of the cancellation of ‘Sunburn Arena Avicii India tour’ in Mumbai and Delhi,” Indian promoters said in a statement. “Unfortunately Avicii has been facing health issues recently and has been forced to take rest until he is once again healthy to perform and travel until further notice.” Ahead of his slot at Ultra, Bergling also cancelled a date in Mexico last week due to ill health.
In January, Avicii told inthemix that after racking up over 300 shows in 2012, he’s planning to scale the touring way back for 2013. “The first six months of this year – except for the Australia trip and a small Euro trip – I’m going to be in the U.S.,” he explained. “I’ll maybe do one or two shows a week and go back to L.A., so I’ll kind of have a home, which I really haven’t had in the last four years. So it’s going to be a big change for me that I’m really looking forward to.” True to that, it seems staying put may be the Swede’s best course of action right now.