Wes Anderson's 2004 flick The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou was a film full of memorable performances that changed the way we saw red beanies forever. But perhaps no one in the movie was a more effective scene-stealer than Brazilian musician Seu Jorge.
Jorge appears throughout the film as the dutiful and soft-spoken sailor Pelé dos Santos. On several occasions, with an acoustic guitar in his arms, he belts out gorgeous Portuguese covers of David Bowie classics like "Rebel Rebel" and "Life on Mars?"
In the liner notes to Jorge's accompanying album, The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge, Bowie himself said, "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."
It was announced yesterday that Jorge would be embarking on a tour to play songs from that album, which features 13 Bowie covers, some not heard in The Life Aquatic.
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On November 4, Jorge will come to Miami Beach's intimate Faena Theater located aside the Faena Hotel. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and are currently going for $105 to $210.
The Faena Theater has never been known for its affordability, but if you've got the cash, it's truly a gorgeous room. There's no bad seat in the theater — mostly because the space is so small. That's one big reason why we're announcing this show so early: It won't take long at all to sell out.
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The concert will be both a special tribute to the late Bowie and a celebration of the film that made Jorge's covers an international success. The stage will be decorated like the set of The Life Aquatic, and screens onstage will flash images from the film as Jorge sings.
For Bowie fans, it'll be a special evening. For Wes Anderson buffs, it'll be a nostalgic stroll through a classic.
For both Bowie and Anderson fans (a venn diagram that surely overlaps), it's a can't-miss event.