Prince’s Old Band The Revolution Announces Reunion Shows


Shortly after the tragic death of Prince, the members of his longtime band The Revolution gathered together to announce to the world their intention to reunite for a series of shows in his honor. Today, The Revolution has revealed they will play their home venue First Avenue in Minneapolis September 2 and 3 where portions of Purple Rain were filmed and recorded.

Prince formed The Revolution shortly after the release of his first album and the band contributed to such iconic albums as 1999 and Purple Rain. The classic Revolution lineup of Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink and Bobby Z will play the shows with key collaborators Dez Dickerson and Andre Cymone listed as special guests. The Revolution parted ways in 1986 after drama related to the band’s expanded lineup and finances. Performances from the band have been few and far between since The Revolution broke up.

A note from The Revolution reads, “With profound loss and apocalyptic grief, we, along with the world, mourned Prince upon the news of his passing. After seeing the response outside of First Avenue and around the rest of the world’s monuments, we, as The Revolution – Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z -­‐ have decided to pay tribute to Prince at home in the city of Minneapolis.”

“When we first spoke to The Revolution, and the conversation turned to a possible reunion, it only seemed natural to bring them to First Avenue -­‐ to bring them home,” said First Avenue’s General Manager, Nate Kranz. Tickets for both nights of “An Evening with The Revolution” go on sale this Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. CT.

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