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Prince’s 1980s Backup Band to Reunite

Jul 7, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The band that played behind Prince for much of his career is getting back together. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that the Revolution, which helped catapult the singer to international superstardom when it backed him up in the 1980s, will reunite for two shows.

The shows will take place Sept. 2 and 3 at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis — the same club where Prince and the Revolution performed in “Purple Rain.”

“The shows will feature Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Brownmark, Dr. Fink and Bobby Z, with special guests Dez Dickerson and Andre Cymone, who were Prince’s sidemen early in his career,” the story reports.

The Revolution broke up back in 1986, but reunited on occasion for special appearances with Prince, who died in April.

Tickets for the First Avenue shows go on sale Friday, with a presale today through a Minnesota public radio station, the report notes.

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