Black Grape have confirmed a twelve-date tour of the UK and Ireland to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of their debut album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah, as Getintothis’ David Hall reports.
Black Grape was formed in 1993 by Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and the Ruthless Rap Assassins’ Kermit when both were finishing work on the Mondays’ Yes Please! album, and was Ryder’s first musical project after the subsequent dissolution of the influential Manchester baggies.
It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah went on to enter the UK charts at number 1 upon its 1995 release, yielding hit singles in Reverend Black Grape, In The Name of the Father, and Kelly’s Heroes. The album is due to receive a full re-issue later this year.
“I am loving Black Grape and really enjoying it this time round, more than ever,” Shaun Ryder said, following last year’s reunion tour, “I’m looking forward to doing It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah on tour and can’t wait to get stuck into recording a new album.”
Black Grape will play O2 Academy, Liverpool on Thursday, November 17, doors 7pm. Tickets are on sale now.
Rock’n’roll quintet Alias Kid have been added as the chief support for this tour, they will also be dropping some new tunes on the road as a special treat for all of you at the show.
Full tour dates are as follows:
November 11: Waterfront, Norwich
November 12: Junction, Cambridge
November 17: O2 Academy, Liverpool
November 18: Welly, Hull
November 23: O2 ABC, Glasgow
November 24: Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
November 25: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
December 7: Electric Ballroom, London
December 8: Rock City, Nottingham
December 9: Warehouse 23, Wakefield
December 22: Roisin Dubh, Galway
December 23: Vicar Street, Dublin