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‘Unseen’ David Bowie exhibition tour to visit Lloyd Newcastle MINI

Date posted: 4 May 2017

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A UK exhibition tour of many ‘never before seen’ photographs of David Bowie is set to visit Lloyd Newcastle MINI this May.

After a sell-out 2016 tour, Off Beat Lounge, in conjunction with David Bowie’s official photographer, Denis O’Regan, have added an extra eight locations to their 2017 UK tour of MINI dealerships, exhibiting forty photographs, many of which have never been seen by the public before, documenting Denis’ time touring the world with David Bowie. The tour will visit the Lloyd MINI showroom on Barrack Road in Newcastle for one night only on the evening of Thursday 25 May 2017.

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As well as being official photographer to Bowie during the 1983 ‘Serious Moonlight’ Tour, the 1987 Glass Spider Tour and the 1990 Sound and Vision Tour, Denis O’ Regan was also the photographer at events such as The Concert for Diana and Live Aid. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Denis toured the world as official photographer to the Rolling StonesQueenDuran Duran, Pink Floyd, Spandau Ballet, Thin Lizzy, Neil Diamond and the Bee Gees.

Denis said ‘I’m really looking forward to coming to Newcastle for this exhibition, which pulls together a decade of travelling around the world with David. It’s been a real trip down memory lane for me, of time I spent with a great, great friend, both on stage and during our down time between concerts.’

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Off Beat Lounge specialise in the publication and exhibition of limited edition, fine art rock photography. This is their second UK tour, following on from the overwhelming success of last year’s Bruce Springsteen exhibition tour, which saw fans travelling from across Europe to attend.

The collaboration between Denis O’Regan and Off Beat Lounge will mean that fans can view this unique and personal photographic collection of David Bowie at one night exhibition events, giving them the chance to see rare, intimate moments from back stage, relaxing between gigs and on stage. Denis will also be in attendance, giving some ticket holders a chance to attend a meet and greet ‘question and answer’ session, as Denis chats about his life on the road with one of the world’s biggest rock icons.

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