Bruce Springsteen exhibition comes to Edinburgh

Rare images of Bruce Springsteen will go on show when a brand new exhibition stops off in Edinburgh for one night only on October 8, giving fans of ‘The Boss’ the chance to own a piece of rock ‘n’roll history.

Off Beat Lounge are providing a collection of limited edition Springsteen images by tour photographer Jo Lopez, which will go on show next Thursday.

The Man Behind The Man exhibition will be held in the Harley Davidson showroom on West Mains Road, with 12 rare prints of the musician performing during concerts around the world.

These hugely sought after, rare and highly collectable Bruce Springsteen prints are limited to just 100 copies per image, in a variety of size options, and all signed by Lopez himself. It’s the first time Lopez has exhibited his work outside of the US, which is drawing fans from all over Europe.

Off Beat Lounge are also proud to be supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust with a donation from the sale of each print. As well as touring with Springsteen and the E Street Band for 13 years, Lopez has also photographed rock legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blondie and Black Sabbath, and he was the photographer behind Rolling Stone magazine’s iconic Springsteen cover image.

The exhibition was named after legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemens witnessed Mr Lopez at work. Watching him work just a few feet behind Springsteen at international gigs, Clemens began calling the photographer “the man behind the man”.

Mark Overton, exhibition curator, founder and director of Off Beat Lounge, said the concept to display the tour photos came after his own personal collection got out of hand.

He said: “Six or seven years ago I started collecting album art and rock music photography and that collection grew,” said Overton. “What was a hobby morphed into a business – it was a hobby out of control.

“People started asking me to acquire things for them and I realised, as a Springsteen fan, one of the hardest things to get hold of was really good Springsteen photography. I tracked down Jo and after two years of negotiating and growing friendship, Jo finally agreed to let me be his publisher in Europe and the UK.”

Overton added: “When it came to looking for a major venue, we talked to Harley Davidson. Apart from linking Springsteen up with the Jack Daniel’s brand, Harley Davidson is as compatible as it gets.”

Lopez said: “I’m genuinely excited about heading to Edinburgh. I came to the UK earlier in the year for an exhibition in Leeds and it was such a great night. I know there’s a huge Springsteen following in Scotland, so I really wanted to make sure I could work the diary to be there.”

Please note: This event is by invitation only, so please follow the link below to contact The Off Beat Lounge if you would like to apply to be added to the guest list.