prince’s band the revolution begins national tribute tour celebrating the late star

April 21, 2017

Just before the anniversary of the star’s death, Prince’s former band The Revolution announced a national tour in celebration of the “Purple Rain” singer. This comes after the overwhelming reaction to the surprise announcement of the band’s reunion in February.

The Revolution was formed in 1979 by Prince, drummer Bobby Z, and keyboardist Matt Fink. The next four years saw several iterations of the band, until Prince finally settled on a band that could enact his musical vision. Members of the legendary final group included Lisa Coleman on keyboards/piano, Wendy Melvoin on guitar and Brown Mark on bass. They earned multiple #1 hits, two Grammys and an Oscar for Best Original Score for “Purple Rain”.

“Prince said that music is medicine,” Bobby explained, “People need it, and we need it.… In honor of him, we’ll give it everything we’ve got.”

The tour will include a special performance at Paisley Park, where the star was found dead last year. The current itinerary ends on July 17th, but after already adding second shows in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco in additional to the original six dates, more shows are expected to be announced soon!

THE REVOLUTION Tour Itinerary:

April 21 Celebration 2017 @ Paisley Park Minneapolis, MN
April 23 Metro Chicago, IL
April 24 Metro Chicago, IL
April 27 The Fillmore Silver Spring Washington, DC
April 28 BB Kings New York, NY
April 29 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
April 30 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

May 3 Webster Hall New York, NY
May 4 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
May 12 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
May 14 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
May 15 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY
May 16 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
May 18 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
May 20 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI
May 21 Phoenix Theatre Toronto, Ont

June 14 House of Blues Dallas, TX
June 15 House of Blues Houston, TX
June 16 The Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX
June 17 ACL Live Austin, TX
June 21 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
June 22 House of Blues San Diego, CA
June 23 Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

July 11 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
July 12 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
July 13 Artown Reno, NV
July 14 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
July 15 The Showbox Seattle, WA
July 17 Britt Pavillion Jacksonville, OR

More dates TBA