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Manchester band Black Grape will play their first concert in nearly 20 years tomorrow.

The band, formed by Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder and rapper Kermit in 1993, saw their debut album "It's Great When You're Straight ... Yeah" go to the top of the charts.

Fast forward to 2015 and both front-men are now free of the substance abuse which nearly derailed their careers for good.

Ahead of the concert, at the old Granada Studios on Quay Street in Manchester, Shaun says he wasn't even aware it had been 21 years since their first record.

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