If you wanted to see Bowie live, it looks like you’ll never again have the chance as his agent announced that the musician has “decided to retire”
Although David Bowie hasn’t appeared on stage since 2006, many have hoped that the stratospheric pop star would make a triumphant return to the stage at a massive festival, one day.
It seems like we will never hear the world-famous musician after his booking agent announced that he has “retired” and that he will “never tour again”.
This scuppers rumours that he may perform at Glastonbury in 2016.
John Giddings, who spoke at the International Festival Forum in London last weekend, has confirmed that Bowie’s performance at the 2004 Isle Of Wight Festival was the last time anyone in the UK would see him perform live.
According to Music Week, the booking agent said: “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.”
“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.”
This means that the last time he performed live was in November 2006 at a charity gig – he did a three-song set at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the Keep a Child Alive annual Black Ball fundraiser, along with Alicia Keys, Damian Marley and comedian Wanda Sykes
Bowie hasn’t retired completely, however, and is still creating new music.The musician recently wrote the theme song for the forthcoming TV show The Last Panthers, entitled Blackstar, while his Off Broadway musical Lazarusopens in December, and will feature new songs.
The musician also won a Brit award last year for Best Male Solo Artist – an award he had claimed 30 years previously- for his album ‘The Next Day’.
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