David Bowie at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in 2004. Photo: Domino Postiglione
David Bowie has assured longtime friends and collaborators who worked with him on his comeback album they won't have to learn how to perform the tracks live - because he has no plans to tour.
The rocker announced new music and released a single on his birthday on January 8 but producer Tony Visconti tells NME.com that fans needn't start saving up for concert tickets.
''He's fairly adamant he's never gonna perform live again ... One of the guys would say, 'Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?' and David said, 'We're not'. He made a point of saying that all the time,'' he said.
Bowie's new album, The Next Day, will be released in March.