The rocker announced news of new music and released a new single on his birthday on Tuesday, but producer Tony Visconti tells NME.com fans needn't start saving up for concert tickets.
He said: "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's new album, The Next Day, will be released in March.