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The Revolution Reuniting to Honor Prince in Wake of Unexpected Death

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By    |   Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 06:54 AM

The Revolution, Prince's band that played a costarring role in the 1984 movie "Purple Rain," is reuniting for a tribute to the late entertainer, who died unexpectedly on April 21.

According to Us Weekly, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Mark Brown, Bobby Z, and Matt "Doctor" Fink were the backup band for Prince starting in 1979 but were not known as The Revolution until 1982.

"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 on a video posted to Facebook. "We want to let you know that we'll be there soon, so we want to let you know now."



Before the announcement video, Mark Brown was among the first to offer public words about Prince.

"With great sadness I have spent the last 24 hours going through a barrage of feelings," Brown said on Facebook last week. "We have so much to share with the world and we have so much love to give back to our Purple Family. The Revolution is in mourning but we stand united in Love. You will see us together again."

While the band called it quits in 1986, they have occasionally done reunion shows with and without Prince.

One of Prince's last public performances with Melvoin and Coleman was at the 2006 Brit Awards where the trio played "Purple Rain" live with Prince's ex, Shelia E., on drums, stated TMZ.



According to WCCO-TV, The Revolution appeared not only on the "Purple Rain" soundtrack, but also on the albums "Around the World In a Day" and "Parade," as well as the three associated tours.

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