Unseen Queen exhibition to launch in Norwich

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes the 1986 A

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes the 1986 A Kind of Magic tour performance at Wembley. Photo by Denis O'Regan. - Credit: Denis O'Regan.

A UK tour of never-before-seen photographs featuring rock band Queen is set to launch in Norwich this September, the first of more than a dozen dates nationwide.

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes the 1986 A

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes the 1986 A Kind of Magic tour performance at Wembley. Photo by Denis O'Regan. - Credit: Denis O'Regan.

Hundreds of fans will head to Cooper BMW Norwich on Tuesday, September 19 for the first stop of the Princes of the Universe: Ultimate Queen exhibition tour which will see the car dealership transformed into an art gallery for one night only.

The show, organised by Off Beat Lounge in conjunction with long-term Queen photographer Denis O'Regan, will then take to the road, travelling across the country until late November.

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes Freddie and

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes Freddie and David Bowie at Live Aid in 1985. Photo by Denis O'Regan. - Credit: Denis O'Regan.

Featuring over 60 images of live performances, intimate off-stage moments and glimpses of the band's outrageous down-time, the event promises to take visitors on a journey around the world from the mid-1970s to the band's last ever tour with the original line-up in 1986.

Off Beat Lounge founder, Mark Overton thinks attendees are in for an emotional experience, he said: '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.'

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes Queen's fin

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes Queen's final concert at Knebworth in 1986. Photo by Denis O'Regan. - Credit: Denis O'Regan.


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All of the photographs are available to purchase, with VIP ticket holders able to reserve prints in advance for collection on the night.

Photographer 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.

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes the 1986 A

The UK's largest ever exhibition tour of previously unseen photography of Queen includes the 1986 A Kind of Magic tour performance at Wembley. Photo by Denis O'Regan. - Credit: Denis O'Regan.

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'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.'

• Princes of the Universe: Ultimate Queen will take place at Cooper BMW Norwich from 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 19. Tickets for the event can be purchased from offbeatlounge.co.uk/events

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