The photographs feature as part of a Queen exhibition

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This iconic photograph of Freddie Mercury was taken during Queen’s A Kind of Magic Tour at St James Park in 1986, Credit: Denis O’Regan

Previously unseen photos of the legendary rock band Queen are to tour the UK in November.

Taken by renowned rock photographer Denis O’Regan, more than half of the collection of over sixty images have not previously been published.

The exhibition of photographs will visit Harrogate, Bolton, Chesterfield and Milton Keynes in special one night events.

This epic image was taken during the A Kind of Magic Tour at Wembley in 1986, Credit: Denis O’Regan

O’Regan said: “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.

“All these years later, they remain one of the most famous and charismatic bands in history”.

Music photographer O’Regan was David Bowie’s official photographer during the 1980s but he has also captured Spandau Ballet, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Thin Lizzy and the Rolling Stones on camera.

This photograph of Freddie Mercury and Brian May was taken at in the Budapest Hotel in 1986, Credit: Denis O’Regan

This collection features live performance photographs and off-stage shots from the mid-1970s to the last tour with the original line-up in 1986.

All events will run from 7:30pm to 9pm with standard admission tickets available for £9.50 and VIP tickets for £29.50, which allow access from 6.30pm for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with O’Regan and a private viewing.

This photograph was taken during The Works Tour in Brussels in 1984, Credit: Denis O’Regan

The unseen photos exhibition will be at the Harrogate Stratstone BMW on November 17, Bolton Williams BMW on November 21, Stratstone Chesterfield BMW on November 23 and Milton Keynes Lancaster BMW on November 24.

Tickets are available at www.offbeatlounge.co.uk/princesoftheuniverse



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