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Trance Legend ATB To Release Final Album In 2025

Trance legend ATB has announced that he will release his 11th and final studio album in 2025.

The German producer and DJ today cited a changing music streaming marketplace as the reason for shying away from long-play works. He will continue to create and release music in other formats after the album is released. No album release date has been revealed at the time of writing.

“I’ve always loved working on albums, spending weeks deciding on the song order, and sometimes creating transitions between tracks to take you on a musical journey and let you escape into another world,” ATB—aka André Tanneberger—wrote on Instagram.

“In today’s era of streaming and downloads, unfortunately, such concepts don’t stand much of a chance anymore,” he continued. “With skip rates and algorithms, music has become a fast-paced commodity, rarely having the time to grow on listeners and transform from a seemingly insignificant track into a favorite song after multiple listens.”

Extensive album projects have been paramount to ATB’s production career, which includes commercial successes like his 1999 debut, Movin’ Melodies—featuring the breakthrough 1998 hit “9PM (Till I Come)”—and the platinum-certified Future Memories and Trilogy, among other titles.

Many of ATB’s 10 studio LPs have comprised double album projects, with one disc devoted to the dancefloor and another made for mellow afterparties. Now, he’ll forgo this practice in favor of other release formats, such as singles and EPs.

Though albums will cease after his forthcoming project, ATB is celebrating the lasting legacy of his albums on the road with his currently underway “Don’t Stop” summer tour. After kicking off in New Orleans and Saint Louis last weekend, another 21 tour dates are planned across the U.S. and Europe through October 12.

ATB’s upcoming tour shows will give fans a chance to hear his classics, but also give “special attention” to unreleased music that will appear on his final album next year, according to a press release. 

Read ATB’s statement and find a complete list of tour dates below. 

 

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Written by
Peter Volpe

Journalism student at The Ohio State University with a passion for culture and fat basslines.

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