21 September 2017
A new exhibition documenting Queen and Freddie Mercury in the 1970s and ’80s has gone on show. The photos were taken by Denis O’Regan, who toured with the original line-up of the band. WATCH VIDEO
OFF BEAT LOUNGE, in conjunction with Denis O’Regan, Queen’s favoured live photographer at the peak of their career, is proud to announce the UK’s biggest and most extensive Queen photographic exhibition tour ever undertaken.
“Selecting the shots has been an evocative experience. It was a special time for me, and I’m reminded of the trust that Freddie, Brian, Roger and John placed in me” – Denis O’Regan.
Off Beat Lounge is displaying no fewer than 60 beautiful photographs, over half having never been seen before. A collection of 8ft giant vinyls will also enhance an already memorable experience for fans of a band many would describe as the most innovative and charismatic in history. Off Beat Lounge is also proud to announce that the tour will be supporting The Mercury Phoenix Trust.
These one-night-only events, with Denis O’Regan in attendance for ‘*no filter’ VIP Q&A sessions, will take visitors on an absorbing journey around the world, from the mid-1970s to the band’s last ever tour with the original line-up in 1986.
Featuring stunning live performance photography, intimate off-stage moments and a glimpse of the band’s outrageous ‘down-time’, this tour is every bit the spectacle, and follows hot on the heels of the acclaimed sell-out UK tour of David Bowie photography ‘David & I’ (also by Denis O’Regan in partnership with Off Beat Lounge).
Working closely with BMW nationwide, each showroom is specially adapted and transformed, providing a wonderful backdrop.
Dates and locations – TICKETS
Fri 22 Sep 2017 19:30 – Elms BMW, Cambridge
Tue 26 Sep 2017 19:30 – Williams BMW, Liverpool
Thu 28 Sep 2017 19:30 – Rybrook BMW Worcester
Fri 29 Sep 2017 19:30 – Sytner BMW, Leicester
Tue 10 Oct 2017 19:30 – Dick Lovett BMW Bristol
Thu 12 Oct 2017 19:30 – Sytner BMW, Cardiff
Fri 13 Oct 2017 19:30 – Dick Lovett BMW Swindon
Tue 14 Nov 2017 19:30 – Douglas Park BMW, Glasgow
Fri 17 Nov 2017 19:30 – Stratstone BMW Harrogate
Tue 21 Nov 2017 19:30 – Williams BMW, Bolton
Thu 23 Nov 2017 19:30 – Stratstone BMW, Chesterfield
Fri 24 Nov 2017 19:30 – Lancaster BMW, Milton Keynes