On the heels of such tragedy, comes some much needed light. While fans of Prince around the world are still feeling the enormous loss to the music community, following his death, the famed wonder’s backing band, THE REVOLUTION, are paying tribute to their frontman in the best way they can: by going on tour.
Last week The Revolution, i.e. drummer Bobby Z, keyboardist Matt Fink, Lisa Coleman on keyboards/piano, Wendy Melvoin on guitar, and Brown Mark on bass, announced four tour dates in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. And, well, the response was astounding. The Revolution’s New York date sold out in under an hour. Thus, the quintet have released a who slew of additional shows, with according to their “people”, even more date to-be-announced.
The Revolution adds, “The Grammy® Award winning group is now rehearsing for the tour and are ready to bring back their powerful music and spread a message of hope, love, and unity. ‘Prince said that music is medicine,’ Bobby relates, ‘People need it, and we need it, and we can make it as authentic as we can. In honor of him, we’ll give it everything we’ve got.'”
Right now, fans can expect to find the band playing shows in their hometown of Minneapolis, as well as in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington DC. Find the full list of dates below, and we’ll see you at one of the shows.