David Bowie has announced his new album, Blackstar, will be released on his 69th birthday on January 8, 2016.
David Bowie made the announcement on his official website and Facebook page, adding that Blackstar will also be the title of his forthcoming single.
The singer said the single, released on November 20, will not be part of his theatre piece Lazarus.
Blackstar will follow-up 2013’s The Next Day.
The Next Day was David Bowie’s first album release for a decade, and was announced on the singer’s 66th birthday.
David Bowie is yet to release details regarding the sound and content of the album, stating on Facebook that there had been inaccurate reporting on the subjects.
The singer has co-written Lazarus with Irish playwright Enda Walsh, the award-winning writer of the musical Once.
Lazarus is based on the 1976 sci-fi film starring David Bowie – The Man Who Fell to Earth – and is set to premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in December.
David Bowie has confirmed he will not be appearing on stage in the play.