David Bowie is never touring again.
Bowie’s booking agent, John Giddings, confirmed his retirement while speaking at the International Festival Forum in London, according to Music Week. Bowie hasn’t performed on the road in over 10 years — his last tour ended in 2004.
“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 said. “He has decided to retire and, like Phil Collins, you can’t demand these people go out there again and again and again.”
Bowie is still recording music though. He recently performed the title sequence for the British series “The Black Panther” and released the single “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)” last year. His Off Broadway musical “Lazarus opens in early December.
The 40th anniversary picture disc of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” hit number one on the U.K.’s official vinyl singles chart this week.