Legendary Trance DJ Announces Retirement After 20-Year Run

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This year has been one of the most surreal to date when it comes to artists announcing sudden changes in their musical careers. Most recently, trance legend Menno de Jong revealed he’ll be retiring as a DJ, after a successful 20-year run in the industry. Although this revelation is shocking, fans will still have plenty of time to catch the Dutch producer perform – for the last time, ever! Mark your calendars! On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the final show, Menno Solo – The Finale, will take place. The Netherlands’ Beachclub Fuel will host this highly anticipated event, marking the end of his successful musical journey. Will you be attending?

Ever since Menno de Jong stepped out on the scene, fans have been captivated by his melodic masterpieces and dynamic stage presence. Equally known for his undeniable contribution to the world of trance, the 35-year-old is ready to tackle a new chapter in his life, stating, “Over time it has become clear to me that it is also an enormously taxing lifestyle that leaves limited room for personal growth, health and time with family and friends.” Hanging up his headphones will allow him to focus on these deeply important elements in his life.

Moreover, de Jong is a strong activist when it comes to helping save the planet. Recently, he has touched on his own environmental footprint, specially as a touring DJ. He stated, […] I’m finding it increasingly hard to consolidate my environmental and animal rights beliefs with a profession that involves constantly jetting from one part of the world to another. These topics are something that have always been very close to my heart.”

With this newfound outlook and acceptance of his past triumphs, de Jong will have the opportunity to take a step back from the hussel and bussel related to traveling the globe as a successful artist, and focus on other elements that are dear to him. Before doing so, the ‘Last Light Tonight‘ musician will kick off his farewell tour across the globe. Tickets will go on sale as of January 20, 2020, at 12 p.m. CET here. Keep it locked for more information!

“UP UNTIL MY LAST SHOW I WILL BE DOING MY VERY BEST TO VISIT ALL THE PLACES I HAVE PERFORMED AT IN THE PAST ONE LAST TIME, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A PROPER GOODBYE, CELEBRATE WITH THE AMAZING MUSIC OF THE PAST TWO DECADES, AND SO THAT I CAN PERSONALLY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT – I COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU AND IT’S BEEN SUCH A GREAT RIDE.”

Menno de Jong

Legendary Trance DJ Announces Retirement After 20-Year Run