Black Grape announce huge UK tour

Shaun Ryder performing with Black Grape in 2016

Black Grape have announced a huge UK tour following the release of Pop Voodoo in 2017, their first record for 20 years.

The Shaun Ryder led outfit will play a number of venues across the UK later this year.

Irvine Welsh, the band’s official biographer and Trainspotting author, said: “I’m delighted to report that Black Grape are back on the road, and with new album Pop Voodoo that really does rock the f**k out of the discotheque.

“Shaun’s word play has never been deployed to such devastating effect, and he scores a bullseye whether he hits the obvious targets (Trump), and the more obscure ones…well, find out for yourself. The world is in a bit of a state right now, and b******t reigns more than ever, and perversely disguised as candour. We need Manc street sass, intelligence and wit more than ever right now. This album has that in spades.”

Black Grape live dates:

Thurs 1 Nov – HULL The Welly Club

Fri 2 Nov – WAKEFIELD – Warehouse 23

Sat 3 Nov – STOKE Keele Uni

Thurs 8 Nov – SHEFFIELD The Plug

Fri 9 Nov – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2

Sat 10 Nov – CARLISLE – Old Fire Station

Thurs 15 Nov – GLOUCESTER Guildhall

Fri 16 Nov – BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Weds 21 Nov – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms

Thurs 22 Nov – GLASGOW O2 ABC

Fri 23 Nov – NEWCASTLE Riverside

Sat 24 Nov – BLACKBURN – King George’s Hall

Thurs 29 Nov – BRISTOL O2 Academy

Fri 30 Nov – SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms