Rare Bowie photos head for Brighton showing

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A UK exhibition tour of many never-before-seen photographs of David Bowie visits Brighton this summer.

Spokeswoman Joanne Chandler said: “Off Beat Lounge, in conjunction with David Bowie’s official photographer Denis O’Regan, are beginning a UK tour of Mini dealerships, exhibiting 40 photographs, many of which have never been seen by the public before, documenting Denis’ time touring the world with David Bowie.

“The tour visits the Chandlers Mini showroom in Brighton for one night only on the evening of Tuesday, August 2.”

The show comes just months after David Bowie’s death earlier this year from cancer. Exhibition organisers are expecting widespread interest as the tour heads towards its Brighton date next week.

Denis brings with him plenty of rock ‘n’ roll heritage through strong associations with some of music’s greatest names from the era, plus attendance at some of the decade’s defining events and concerts.

Joanne explains: “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: “I’m really looking forward to coming to Brighton 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.”

Joanne added: “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.”

Tickets to attend the David and I.. event are limited and available via TicketWeb.

They can also be bought by calling the event’s ticketline number on 01603 757891.