Live music venue closes suddenly

A live music venue which hosted bands such as Primal Scream and the Levellers has closed suddenly.

The MJR Group has said it is closing The Leamington Assembly with immediate effect, citing the current level of rents and rates, BBC News reported.

It also said the repairs and upkeep costs of maintaining a Grade II-listed building had made the business unviable.

All upcoming shows will be rehoused or cancelled, according to MJR.

Ticket-holders for Wednesday’s Paul Young concert can use them at the concert at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on 18 June.

In its statement MJR, which has run the venue for three years, said: “While in Leamington Spa we became a welcome part of the town, developing strong relationships with local businesses, the authorities and members of the public.

“We want to thank everyone that came to The Assembly to enjoy our shows, club nights, entertainment and concerts and everyone that supported us in the business community.”