Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape have announced new tour dates for later this year – which includes a visit to Edinburgh.

The Manchester indie band, who have also revealed that they will record a new album, got back together for a series of gigs last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of debut album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah.

Now, the band – which also includes Bez and Paul “Kermit” Leveridge – have added more live dates for November and December 2016.

“I am loving Black Grape and really enjoying it this time round, more than ever, says Ryder in a press release. “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.”

Rapper Kermit adds: “It’s been an absolute pleasure doing the Black Grape gigs and I’m really looking forward to jousting with Shaun again and generally having a blast, man.”

The tour sees Black Grape play Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on November 24. The In the Name of the Father hitmakers will also play gigs in Norwich, Cambridge, Liverpool, Hull, Glasgow, Aberdeen, London, Nottingham, Wakefield, Galway and Dublin.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (May 20).

Black Grape released debut album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah in 1995, and followed it up with second album Stupid Stupid Stupid in 1997.

Black Grape dates.

Norwich, Waterfront (November 11)
Cambridge, Junction (12)
Liverpool, O2 Academy (17)
Hull, Welly (18)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (23)
Edinburgh, Liquid Room (24)
Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom (25)
London, Electric Ballroom (December 7)
Nottingham, Rock City (8)
Wakefield, Warehouse 23 (9)
Galway, Roisin Dubh (22)
Dublin, Vicar Street (23)