It’s sad news for David Bowie fans who were hoping the singer would some day return to touring. While speaking at the International Festival Forum in London, Bowie’s booking agent John Giddings confirmed the singer has officially retired from touring, despite continuing to make new music.

Daivd BowieDavid Bowie’s agent says he’ll never tour again.

“David [Bowie] is one of the best artists I’ve ever worked with. But every time I see him now, before I even speak to him, he goes, I’m not touring and I say, I’m not asking,” Giddings, who promotes the Isle of White Festival said.

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“He has decided to retire and, like Phil Collins, you can’t demand these people go out there again and again and again. I’m really pleased and proud that the last show he ever did in the UK was the 2004 Isle Of Wight Festival.”

The last time Bowie hit the road was in 2004 in support of his album Reality, but the tour ended up being cut short due to a medical emergency. Since then fans had hoped the singer would one day return to live performing, especially after the release of his 2013 album The Next Day.

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Most recently Bowie has contributed a new track for the opening credits of Sky Atlantic series, ‘The Last Panthers’. He also has a new Off Broadway musical titled Lazarus opening this December. The musical is based on the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was adapted for the screen in 1976 and starred Bowie in the lead role.