Black Grape are coming back to Dublin this coming June 2015… celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their LP ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah‘! Music Scene is delighted to reveal Black Grape have officially confirmed that they will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Friday the 19th of June 2015. Tickets for Black Grape live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €30 and will be on sale from 9am on Friday April 10th 2015 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Black Grape live at The Academy in Dublin this coming June 2015.
0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers
0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers
00353 1 456 9569 – International customers
*Please note that this show is strictly Over 18′s and ID will be required.
The Happy Mondays fell apart in 1992, leaving most observers to assume that it was the end for Shaun Ryder, as he struggled to recover from his numerous drug addictions. No one could have ever predicted that three years later, a relatively fit and healthy Shaun would return to the top of the charts, with a new band that fulfilled all of the promises of the Mondays.
Black Grape was everything that Happy Mondays always were… only better!
Black Grape’s debut album, “It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah“, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humor. The new band was looser and grittier than the Mondays. Ryder’s sound was reinvigorated, creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense.
One of Britain’s best wordsmiths Shaun Ryder’s lyrics have always been delightfully freewheeling, and full of multicolored imagery.
Teaming up with Kermit (ex Ruthless Rap Assassins) he now had a rapper on board with equal skills to bounce off.
Even better, the music has deep grooves and catchy pop hooks that come straight out of left field. From the blaring harmonica of the triumphant “Reverend Black Grape” and the trippy sitars of “In the Name of the Father” to the seedy, rolling “Shake Your Money” and the stinging guitars of “Tramazi Parti”.
Whilst the memory of The Happy Mondays, has been kept alive by its various members extra musical curricular activities, Black Grape has always been the simmering stalking horse, waiting in the wings, for a time to come back to life, and remind people of the huge commercial and musical celebration that it was.
Now – It’s time for the party to start again!
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