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The Revolution Is Going To Party Like It’s 1999@The House Of Blues This Thursday!

15 May 2017 Lifestyle, MXO Entertainment News No Comment

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Posted May 15th 2017

(PHOTO: THE REVOLUTION-BROWNMARK (BASSIST), LISA COLEMAN (KEYBOARDS), WENDY MELVOIN (GUITARIST), MATT FINK (KEYBOARDS) AND BOBBY Z (DRUMMER).

 

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After a stunning response to the surprise announcement of their first tour in decades, The Revolution have now confirmed plans for an extensive North American tour. The reunion, which began as just six dates, including a special show at Paisley Park for Celebration 2017, quickly expanded even further when demand made it necessary to add second shows in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. Now, the quintet are set to bring their exciting new show to the rest of the U.S. with additional dates that bring the band through the midwest and on to the west coast.

The Revolution formed in 1979 when Prince joined drummer, Bobby Z and keyboardist Matt Fink. Over the next four years, several formations would emerge until finally Prince found the band he felt could master the challenging musicality of his vision. The legendary final line-up included Lisa Coleman on keyboards/piano, Wendy Melvoin on guitar and Brown Mark on bass. The Revolution was credited onthree Prince studio-albums, Purple Rain, Around the World In a Day and Parade while some members also played on 1999. Together, they earned multiple #1 hits, as well as two Grammy® Awards and an Oscar, with the song “Purple Rain,” for Best Original Song Score in 1985.

After Prince passed away in April of 2016, The Revolution came back together for three special sold-out shows at the famous Minneapolis venue, First Avenue, the birthplace of Purple Rain. “When we played those shows, I choked up every single night,” says Brown Mark, “but now, I’m past that stage of it—now I’m looking at my happy times, remembering being a kid, joining this huge band and starting out a journey in my life I did not ever expect.”

The Revolution will perform this Thursday, May 18th @ The House of Blues.

More info available here.

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