Black Grape announce UK and Ireland reunion tour

Shaun Ryder's band mark 20th anniversary of debut album 'It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah'

Black Grape, the recently-reformed other band of Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, have announced new live dates.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah’, the band will tour the UK and Ireland for a series of shows during June and July. Shaun Ryder previously reunited the group in April 2010, playing what was at the time their first gig in 12 years at London’s Coronet.

The band played a comeback show earlier this month (April 11) for a gig in support of Bez‘s All Star Reality Party election campaign – with frontman Shaun Ryder urging the audience to vote for “anyone but” the Tories.

The sold-out 700-capacity homecoming show took place at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester and saw the group perform 11 songs, including ‘Reverend Black Grape’, ‘Tell Me Something’ and ‘Get Higher’.

Bez is now standing for election in Salford & Eccles, primarily on an anti-fracking ticket, with bookies giving him odds of 25/1 to win.

Black Grape will play:

Glasgow Garage (June 3)
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (4)
Middlesborough The Venue (5)
Doncaster Diamond Live Lounge (6)
Derby The Venue (8)
Bilston Robin 2 (10)
Cambridge The Junction (11)
Bristol Bierkeller (14)
Southampton The Brook (15)
Dublin Academy (19)
Belfast Limelight (20)
Donegal Sea Sessions (21)
London The Forum (26)
Brighton Concorde (27)
Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms (July 1)
Manchester Academy (3)
Shetlands Mareel (4)
Aberdeen Beach Ballroom (5)
Newcastle Riverside (10)
Leeds Stylus (11)
Warrington Parr Hall (12)