2016 has been pretty horrible for a number of reasons, including the death of some of entertainment’s most important legends, from David Bowie to Muhammad Ali. But one of the most shocking losses came out of nowhere. It has been two and a half months since the world lost Prince, and the truth is still hard to come to terms with. Millions of words have been written about his impact, and hundreds of artists have paid tribute. For a man who contributed so much to the music world to be gone overnight was devastating. In the wake of such a loss, Prince’s original backing band, The Revolution, have announced that they will play two reunion shows in Minneapolis later this year.
Coming together in 1979, The Revolution were playing before Prince’s self-titled sophomore album was released. Their first appearance with the rock legend came in 1982, on the album 1999. Over the years the band’s roster changed many times, before a final split in 1986. This show will feature the original lineup of Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Wendy Melvoin, Brown Mark, and Matt Fink along with Dez Dickerson and André Cymone.
The shows are slated to be played at the First Avenue, a main-room show, on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Tickets are set to go on sale on Friday, July 8th.