Date(s) - 10 November 2017
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Denis O’Regan, legendary photographer and rock band Queen’s chosen man behind the lens for their last ever tour in 1986, is making a special visit to Harrogate this autumn as part the UK’s biggest ever exhibition tour to feature the original band.
Hundreds of fans will head to Harrogate for this ‘one night only’ event as ‘Queen: Princes Of The Universe’, hits the road, one of fourteen dates nationwide. The Stratstone BMW Showroom, Princess Royal Way, Pannal will be transformed into a stunning art gallery on the evening of Friday 17th November to play host to the tenth event of the tour series. The exhibition then continues making its way across the UK, closing on November 24th in Milton Keynes.
Organised by rock photography exhibition specialists Off Beat Lounge, the company’s close relationship with Denis O’Regan, one of the world’s most revered rock music photographers, has resulted in the curation of more than sixty images (1975 to 1986), more than half having never been published before. Off Beat Lounge is also proud to announce that the tour will be supporting The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity set up in memory of Freddie Mercury.
These one-night-only events, with Denis O’Regan in attendance for VIP ticket-holder-only 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, which included historic performances at Wembley Stadium and Knebworth.
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 sell-out UK tour of David Bowie photography ‘David & I’ by Denis O’Regan that continues to gain national acclaim since its launch in 2016.
Off Beat Lounge founder, Mark Overton thinks attendees are in for an emotional experience; Some bands provide more than music, they document a period of time for an entire generation, and Queen were such a band. Although I’ve worked with Denis for a number of years now, I’m still in awe of his talent, and this carefully selected body of work illustrates that talent in an amazing way”.
Produced to museum standards, all photographs are available to purchase, with VIP ticket holders able to reserve
prints in advance for collection ‘on the night’.
Denis O’Regan, said:
I’m delighted to be able to tour this collection of photographs with Off Beat Lounge. 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. All these years later, they remain one of the most famous and charismatic bands in history.
All events will run from 7:30pm to 9pm for standard admission tickets, with VIP ticket holders gaining access from 6.30pm for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with Denis O’Regan and private viewing.