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Band to perform together for the first time since 1997

Shaun Ryder is to reform his post-Happy Mondays band Black Grape this April.

The band, who last performed together in 1997, will play their first gig in 12 years at London‘s Coronet venue on April 1 for the Easter Get Loaded In The Dark clubnight. More acts are set to be announced for the gig in due course.

Speaking about the reunion, which will coincide with the release of a Shaun Ryder greatest hits album, Ryder said: “It’s great, it’s interesting, it’s part two. I’ve had a break and now I’m back to do it. [fellow Black Grape member] Danny Saber and I have a great working relationship and the time is right.”

Rapper Kermit is confirmed to appear in the reformed band alongside Ryder and Saber.

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