Denis O’Regan, Queen’s official tour photographer throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, is making a special visit to Croydon this autumn as part the UK’s biggest ever exhibition tour to feature the band.
Hundreds of fans will head to Croyon for this one night only event as Queen... by Denis O’Regan hits the road as part of a fourteen date UK wide tour.
Cooper BMW Showroom on Croydon Road, Beddington will be transformed into a stunning art gallery on the evening of Thursday, September 21 to play host to the second event of the tour series.
The exhibition then continues making its way across the UK until late November.
Organised by rock exhibition specialists Off Beat Lounge, the company’s close relationship with long-term Queen photographer Denis O’Regan, one of the worlds most revered rock music photographers, has resulted in the curation of more than sixty images, with more than half never published before.
Off Beat Lounge is also proud to announce that the tour will be supporting The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the 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.
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 gained national acclaim 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.
“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”, said Denis O’Regan.
“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.
Tickets available at www.offbeatlounge.co.uk/events.
Cooper BMW Showroom, 57 Croydon Road, Beddington, Croydon, CR0 4QE.