Prince's Band The Revolution Announces Reunion Shows

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Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California.

Prince's backing band the Revolution will reunite for performances following the singer's unexpected death on Thursday. 

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The group announced the news in a Facebook video post with members Brown Mark, Bobby Z., Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Matt "Doctor" Fink. 

"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, speaking for the band. "We want to let you know that we'll be there soon, so we want to let you know now."

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No more specific details have been announced yet. 

The band backed Prince starting in Minneapolis in 1979 but was not officially named the Revolution until 1984's 1999. In 1983, Melvoin replaced original guitarist, Dez Dickerson. The group was joined by members of The Family (which included members of the Time) in 1985 and ultimately disbanded in 1986, following the Hit n Run — Parade Tour, with reunion shows following -- both with and without Prince. 

Watch the video here:

H/t to Rolling Stone


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