The Revolution Performed Prince's Biggest Hits at Their First Reunion Show: Watch

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images
Prince and the Revolution at the 1985 American Music Awards on Jan. 28, 1985. 

Four months after their one-time leader's tragic death, Prince's legendary 1980s backing band, The Revolution, got back together to play some of the boss' most beloved hits on Thursday night (Sept. 1) in Minneapolis for the first of three shows this weekend honoring his legacy. Taking the stage at the iconic First Avenue club -- where much of Purple Rain was filmed --  Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink, Mark Brown, Bobby Z and Dez Dickerson were joined by bassist André Cymone and one-time Prince paramour and Rain co-star Apollonia for a run through songs including "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy," "The Beautiful Ones," "Sometimes it Snows in April," "1999," "Baby I'm a Star," "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry."

Read Apollonia's Open Letter to Prince: 'The Pain is Unbearable'

 

 

 

As one fan noted, several of Prince's ex's were on hand along with Apollonia, including former wives Mayte and Manuela Testolini and one-time girlfriend Susannah Melvoin (Wendy's twin sister).

 

 

Prince's Estate Weighs Deals with Publishers, PROs for Artist's Lucrative Catalog

 

Wendy and Lisa played a touching acoustic version of "Sometimes it Snows in April."

 

Of course there was a "Purple Rain" sing-along.

 

 

#PurpleRain

A video posted by Andra Suchy (@andrasuchy) on

 

 

Wendy Melvoin sing "Purple Rain" #TheRevolution

A video posted by Lyndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) on

 

Prince's Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours This Fall

 

"Let's Go Crazy"

 

#TheRevolution start off their set with "Let's Go Crazy"

A video posted by Lyndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) on

 

"Little Red Corvette"

 

 

Whoa! The Revolution at First Ave. No words.☔️

A video posted by Nic. Hernandez (@enoch11) on

 

And Bilal hopped on the mic for a crazy good run through "The Beautiful Ones." 

 

 

Bilal joins #TheRevolution for "The Beautiful Ones"

A video posted by Lyndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) on