From Nomad Technical Services:
To Celebrate the first Black Grape gig since 1997 at the Coronet on Easter Thursday, The band are reuniting to coincide with the release of Shaun's greatest hits album this summer and seven years after Get Loaded successfully reformed his previous incarnation the Happy Mondays, we are delighted to present another legendary comeback!.
As one of the most successful bands to emerge from Manchester in the 1990's, following in the footsteps of The Stone Roses, New Order and The Charlatans, Black Grape's debut album 'It's Great When You're Straight Yeah' charted at number one in 1995. The critical and commercial success of the album represented one of the most triumphant comebacks in rock & roll history and featured three top twenty singles including the brilliant 'Reverend Black Grape', 'In the Name of the Father' and 'Kelly's Heroes', as well as the iconic pop art image of Carlos The Jackal on the album's cover. Two further top ten singles followed in 1996 with 'Fat Neck' and football anthem 'England's Irie' (recorded with The Clash's Joe Strummer no less), resulting in the band being asked to take the headline slot of that year's Reading Festival alongside The Stone Roses and Rage Against The Machine.
Coming to Get Loaded this Easter for their first live show in over 12 years, the return of Black Grape is sure to be an extraordinary and exhilarating experience full of wall-to-wall anthems. Make sure you get yourself a ticket as we welcome back one of the finest bands to emerge from our shores from the past 20 years!
We have created a Shaun Ryder in my Pocket as a bit of fun and to get you in the mood for the party.