Prince is gone, but The Revolution will carry his legacy well into the future.
If you've had Purple Rain on repeat for the last week, Prince's backing band has some good news for you. The Revolution is ready to reunite to pay tribute to the fallen idol, and they might come to a city near you.
The band - now consisting of Wendy Melvoin (vocals/rhythm guitar), Brown Mark (bass), Bobby Z (drums), Lisa Coleman (keyboards/vocals), and Matt Fink (keyboards) - announced their plans in a Facebook video on Monday.
"We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows," Melvoin explained. "We want to let you know that we'll be there soon. We want to let you know now, so thank you and see you soon."
As of Tuesday, tour dates had not been set. Based on Prince's touring history, however, there are a few venues The Revolution might drop by. The band certainly won't be able to swing stadium shows like their founder, but some smaller halls could see a decent turnout.
Internationally, these include Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montreal, Sydney State Theatre in Australia, and the Roundhouse in London. In the US, The Revolution could hit up The Showbox in Seattle, Paramount Theatre in Oakland, the The Ogden Theatre in Denver, the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, The Chicago Theater in Chicago, the Louisville Palace in Louisville, and the Saenger Theater in New Orleans.
The Revolution appeared with Prince on the Purple Rain tour and the Hit n Run - Parade tour. With two LPs under their belt, Revolution has staged mini reunions over the years while occasionally reuniting on stage with prince.
More details will be forthcoming as plans solidify.