Blur Venue To Be Awarded Blue Plaque

Location of the band's debut show is first to be recognised in new scheme

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The Colchester venue that housed the first ever gig by Blur, or Seymour as they were then known, is to be rewarded as part of a new Blue Plaque scheme.

Set up by the Performance Rights Society For Music, the scheme celebrates venues that staged debut shows by seminal British bands, as voted for by the organisation’s 60,000 strong members.

The 150-capacity goods shed at the East Anglian Railway Museum, near Colchester, is the first to be recognised. Seymour, who would change their name to Blur shortly after, played their first ever concert at the venue in December 1988.

Damon Albarn and Co. returned to the venue and their humble beginnings earlier this year playing a sold-out show, their first in nine years with guitarist Graham Coxon, before triumphant headline slots at Glastonbury and Hyde Park, the latter voted the best gig of 2009 by Uncut.

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