Seu Jorge to Bring David Bowie Tribute to Boulder Theater This Fall
AN EVENING WITH SEU JORGE, THE LIFE AQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO David Bowie TOUR is coming to Boulder Theater on Friday, September 8, 2017. Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:30 pm.
Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at tickets.chautauqua.co - $35.00 - $53.00 RES plus applicable service charges.
Though Seu Jorge is one of Brazil's most celebrated singers and actors, he is perhaps best known here in the U.S. for his role in Wes Anderson's 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in which Jorge reinterpreted a number of David Bowie's biggest hits. The songs, performed in Portuguese and featuring Jorge solo on acoustic guitar, became something entirely unique. So much so that Bowie himself was moved to say, "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." Jorge will perform these songs, and those he recorded for the 2005 album The Life Aquatic - Studio Sessions featuring Seu Jorge, in his critically acclaimed live show The Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie, which will tour North American in June and September.
Please see below for a full itinerary of shows. Tickets for the September run will go on sale Friday, May 19.
The Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie will feature a set and costumes designed by Creative Directors Mariana Jorge and Danny Perez, both members of the original The Life Aquatic creative team. Jorge will perform on a stage reminiscent of the film set, with boat sails functioning as screens displaying images throughout the set. Yet even with such a simple set up, the Los Angeles Times writes in a glowing review, Jorge brings what feels like "infinite detail and emotion to the songs."
As a singer, Seu Jorge was part of the Brazilian band Farofa Carioca, writing most of the songs of their 1998 debut album Moro no Brasil. His first solo album was 2001's Samba Esporte Fino, a pop album influenced by musicians iconic Brazilian artists Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento, and released outside Brazil under the name Carolina in 2003. He followed up with the critically acclaimed 2005 album Cru (Raw), which The Guardian called "a magnificent record," and which prompted Pitchfork to praise Jorge's voice as "at once buttery, soulful, and fierce." He since has gone on to release five studio albums and collaborate with the likes of Beck, Talib Kweli and even the fashion Designer Rachel Roy.
As an actor, Jorge came to fame with his breakout performance as Knockout Ned in Fernando Meirelles critically acclaimed feature film City of God (2002). After his performance as the guitar strumming deckhand Pelé dos Santos in The Life Aquatic (2004), and the praise he received for his Bowie covers, Jorge released The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, which, AllMusic wrote, "retains the original framing of the Bowie classics, while injecting a sunny island sweetness into their very core."
Seu Jorge's A Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie Newly Announced North American Dates:
September 5 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
September 7 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theater*
September 8 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium
September 9 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
September 11 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
September 12 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
September 14 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall*
September 15 Cincinnati, OH Taft Ballroom
September 18 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 19 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
September 20 Montreal, QC St. Denis Theatre
September 22 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
September 23 Burlington, VT Flynn Center of the Performing Arts
September 24 Boston, MA Boston Symphony Hall
September 25 Portland, ME State Theatre Portland
September 26 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
September 27 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
September 29 Washington, DC Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
September 30 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
October 6 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
October 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL Au Rene Theater at The Broward Center For The Performing Arts
*Tickets will go on sale at a later date TBA
Seu Jorge's A Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie Previously Announced North American Dates:
June 15 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Pavilion
June 16 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
June 17 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
June 18 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
June 20 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo
June 21 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
June 22 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
June 24 Berkeley, CA Fox Theater
June 25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Tickets are on sale at Boulder Theater Box Office, by phone at (303)-786-7030 or online at www.bouldertheater.com.
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