Prince’s backing band The Revolution have said that they will reunite to play a live tribute to the artist, following news of his death last week.
They confirmed the news in a video posted to bassist Brown Mark’s Facebook page with guitarist Wendy Levoin saying, “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. We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon, so we want to let you know now.”
Though no lineup has been announced, the reunited band will likely include members Brown Mark, Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Matt ‘Doctor’ Fink.
Prince formed The Revolution in 1979 and the band appear on three of his albums, including 1984’s ‘Purple Rain’ which is widely recognised as one of the best albums of all time.
The news that they will reunite follows Prince’s untimely death last week (Thursday April 21) at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota at the age of 57.
This Prince & The Revolution article was written by Suzanne Oswald, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Stephen Butchard.