Brazil’s Seu Jorge Tours Acoustic Tribute to David Bowie [Video]

By Mark Kemp

Brazilian samba revivalist Seu Jorge will kick off a brief David Bowie tribute tour on Nov. 4 in Miami, Florida. The singer and guitarist, best known in the U.S. for his Bowie covers in the 2004 Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, released an album of those songs, The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, in 2005.

In his native country, Jorge is recognized for much more than his Bowie covers — he’s recorded numerous albums since the early 2000s and performed with Brazilian music legend Caetano Veloso.

According to a report posted Monday at

[I]n a tribute to Bowie, the Brazilian singer/songwriter will reprise his Portuguese bossa-flavored covers of “Ziggy Stardust,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “Life on Mars?” and other tracks during a series of Life Aquatic concerts. Images from the film will play on screens shaped like boat sails during the themed shows.

Tour dates so far for The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie are:


Nov. 4: Faena Theater, Miami Beach

Nov. 7: Union Transfer, Philadelphia

Nov. 8: The Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Nov. 9: Boston Symphony Hall, Boston

Nov. 11 & 12: Town Hall, New York City

Nov. 14: Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal


Nov. 15: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto

Nov. 17: Thalia Hall, Chicago

Nov. 20: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver

Nov. 21: Showbox, Seattle


Nov. 22: Revolution Hall, Portland

Nov. 25: The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

Nov. 26: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles



Mark Kemp
Mark Kemp

Former AG editor Mark Kemp is the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (Simon & Schuster, 2004; University of Georgia Press, 2006).