‘Unseen’ David Bowie exhibition tour visits Lloyd Newcastle MINI
Date posted: 4 May 2017
After a sell-out 2016 tour, Off Beat Lounge, in conjunction with David Bowie’s official photographer, Denis O’Regan, 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 visited the Lloyd MINI showroom on Barrack Road in Newcastle for one night only in May last year.
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 Stones, Queen, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd, Spandau Ballet, Thin Lizzy, Neil Diamond and the Bee Gees.
Denis said ‘The exhibition 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.’
Off Beat Lounge specialise in the publication and exhibition of limited edition, fine art rock photography. This was their second UK tour, following on from the overwhelming success of 2016's Bruce Springsteen exhibition tour, which saw fans travelling from across Europe to attend.
The collaboration between Denis O’Regan and Off Beat Lounge meant that fans could 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.