BLACK Grape, the band formed in 1993 by former Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, have announced a new tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album.

Ryder and co will play five dates in October 2020 starting at Cardiff Tramshed on Thursday, October 1 before finishing with a homecoming show at Manchester's O2 Ritz on Saturday, October 10.

Recruiting ex-Happy Monday Bez, rappers Kermit and Jed from the Ruthless Rap Assassins, and ex-Paris Angels guitarist Wags, Ryder formed Black Grape after Happy Mondays split in 1992.

The band signed with Radioactive Records and the group's first single, Reverend Black Grape, entered the UK Top 10 upon its release. The group's debut album, It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah, was released in August of 1995 and entered the charts at number one.

In the Name of the Father and Kelly's Heroes followed Reverend Black Grape into the Top 20 later in 1995.

The album's iconic cover art featured a famous photograph of infamous international terrorist Carlos the Jackal coloured in pop art style.

Tickets go on sale at 10am this Friday, February 28 from:

http://blackgrapemusic.com/tour