Wes Anderson’s underrated 2004 film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” follows Steve Zissou (Bill Murray), an eccentric oceanographer, and his large crew on a revenge mission to kill a rare “jaguar shark” that murdered his partner. In the film, Brazilian singer Seu Jorge plays Pelé dos Santos, a member of Zissou’s crew, who memorably sings Portuguese acoustic covers of David Bowie songs. Jorge later released a collection of these covers on an album entitled “The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge.” Bowie himself remarked about Jorge’s covers, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.”
Now, Jorge has announced a tour where he will play these Bowie covers live. According to Pitchfork, images from “The Life Aquatic” will play on screens shaped like boat sails. The full list of tour dates is below.
Aside from “The Life Aquatic,” Jorge co-starred in Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund’s acclaimed film “City of God,” about the growth of organized crime in Rio de Janeiro. He has also appeared in “House of Sand,” “The Escapist,” and “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.”
David Bowie died of liver cancer this past January at the age of 69.
11/04 Miami Beach, FL – Faena Theater
11/07 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/08 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
11/09 Boston, MA – Symphony Hall
11/11-12 New York City, NY – Town Hall
11/14 Montreal, Québec – Theatre Maisonneuve
11/15 Toronto, Ontario – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
11/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox
11/22 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
11/25 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel