The band that once backed the music legend Prince during the height of the Purple Rain era has announced plans for a reunion tour.
The Revolution shared the news with fans yesterday through a video posted on their Facebook page. The reunion follows the iconic singer’s untimely passing last Thursday, and will, according to The Revolution’s video message, be happening soon, though specific locations and dates were not revealed.
The group currently consists of members Brown Mark, Bobby Z., Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Matt “Doctor” Fink. “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 said. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon, so we want to let you know now.”
The band’s relationship with Prince stems all the way back to 1979, though their official name wasn’t established until 1984 with the release of the album 1999. The group underwent member changes during its seven-year run before disbanding in 1986 after the Parade Tour. They would eventually come together again for several reunion shows, some of which featured Prince, during the early and mid-2000s.
Read our remembrance of Prince here if you haven’t already, and enjoy the lost legend’s music here via Paste Radio.