The Revolution is coming and Prince fans could not be more excited.
In the wake of Prince’s death on April 21, his former backing band, The Revolution has decided to reunite to play a series of concerts as a tribute to their fallen leader.
In a video posted to bass player Brown Mark’s Facebook page, Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin announced that, “after spending days together grieving Prince,” the band, who disbanded in 1986, had decided to “do some shows.”
The band played with Prince in the beginning of his career, but did not earn their name until they were featured on the album, Purple Rain. They also worked with the musical icon on 1999, Around The World In A Day and Parade. The Revolution helped make some of Prince’s biggest hits, including “Little Red Corvette” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Over the years the band had several line-ups, but the concerts are likely to feature Mark, Melvoin, keyboard players Lisa Coleman and Matt Fink, and drummer Bobby Z.
While no dates have been announced, in the video Melvoin added: “We’ll be there soon.”
Watch the video below:
[H/T Okayplayer ]