Shaun Ryder's Black Grape hitting the road in 2016


Shaun Ryder's band Black Grape are going on tour to celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut album.

The group - which was formed in 1993 after the disintegration of the Happy Mondays - will play a string of dates across the UK and Ireland in November and December.

The band will play their 1995 album It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah in its entirety during the shows.

Black Grape in 1996
Black Grape in 1996 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

It comes after the success of their reunion tour in 2015.

Shaun said: "I am loving Black Grape and really enjoying it this time round, more than ever. 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 said: "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 band will play their first gig at the Waterfront in Norwich on November 11. Other stops include Liverpool, Edinburgh and London before they wrap up in Dublin on December 23.

Their album will be re-issued later this this year.

Tickets for the tour go on general sale from 10am on Friday, May 20.