Monday, October 12, 2015

David Bowie Officially Done With Touring According to Booking Agent

David Bowie continues to make new music, as seen last week with his theme for the British TV show The Last Panthers, but he will not be doing any further touring.

That word comes from David Giddings who has been Bowie's booking agent and is also the promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Gidding told the British industry paper Music Week "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.

"David 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'."

Bowie's last live show was at the Hurricane Festival in Scheebel, Germany in late June of 2004. David was out promoting his Reality album when he had sharp chest pains while on stage. While it was originally thought to be a pinched nerve in his neck, he was later diagnosed with an acutely blocked coronary artery. Other than an occasional appearance on other artist's albums and his surprise 2013 release The Next Day, he has been in retirement.