After a 12 year gap, Shaun Ryder has announced that Black Grape are to reform. Ryder started the group after the demise of the Happy Mondays in 1993, with their first album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah achieving instant commercial and critical success. The follow-up, Stupid Stupid Stupid, was not as well received and the group disbanded in 1998 when Ryder fired the other members.
The new incarnation of Black Grape are scheduled to make their first apperance on April 1st at London’s Coronet Theatre. The line-up will consist of Ryder, Danny Saber and Kermit but it appears that Bez, Jed Lynch and Psycho will not be involved.