January 11, 2013 16:54

David Bowie producer rules out Bowie live shows

Long-term collaborator Tony Visconti says Bowie is adamant there will be no live performances

David Bowie producer rules out Bowie live shows

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David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti has told NME that there will not be any live shows to promote the veteran pop superstar's forthcoming new album.

In an in-depth interview with the producer in next week's magazine, which will hit newsstands on Wednesday (January 19) and will also be available digitally, Visconti reveals all the inside information on Bowie's two-year long recording process for the album – including details of all the key tracks. In it, Visconti reveals that the singer is insistent there won't be any future live shows.

When asked if there was any talk in the studio with the band of how the tracks would sound live, Visconti replied: "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."

Bowie shocked fans and the media alike on Tuesday (January 8), his 66th birthday, when he broke his decade-long musical silence by unveiling a brand new track and accompanying video 'Where Are We Now?', and announced that a new album, titled 'The Next Day', would follow in March.

Pick up a copy of next week's NME to read the full interview with Visconti, in which he reveals all the details about the forthcoming LP.

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