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    Seu Jorge as Pelé Dos Santos playing David Bowie's covers | Photo: Criterion Collection

Published 16 August 2016

Twelve years after he first sung his famous bossa-nova flavored covers of Bowie's songs, the Brazilian singer will perform them live.

Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge announced this week a U.S. tour in November where he will be paying tribute to the songs of David Bowie that he famously covered in Wes Anderson’s 2004 movie, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."

David Bowie in Latin America

In the movie, Jorge's character Pelé dos Santos played acoustic versions of songs like “Life on Mars,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust” and “Rebel, Rebel,” translated into his native Portuguese with a bossa-nova touch.

Bowie himself praised the results in liner notes of the 2005 album, "The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions With Seu Jorge,” saying: “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.”

During the concert, screenshots from Anderson's film will play on screens shaped like boat sails, according to Pitchfork and Billboard.

Below are the tour dates for Seu Jorge’s U.S. tour:

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 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11-20 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

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