Hardwell has announced that he is taking an indefinite hiatus from touring and the music industry.
Speaking in a Facebook post shared earlier today (7th September) the 30-year-old former DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll winner revealed that he has cleared his schedule indefinitely. He also stated that he will continue to make music and hopes to “connect” with his fans through that.
Speaking in the post, Hardwell said, “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.”
Hardwell performed the second of two summer shows at Ushuaïa Ibiza last night (6th September). He revealed he will still perform his planned date at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on 18th October during ADE.
The Dutch EDM superstar also returned to the Tomorrowland stage earlier this summer for the first time since 2015. That was after he was seen singing to Swedish House Mafia backstage at their Ultra reunion show in March.
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