MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The band that helped catapult Prince to international superstardom is reuniting in his memory.READ MORE: Working From Home Is Exposing Us To Another Type Of Virus: Cybercrime
The Revolution, which backed up Prince in the 1980s, will play two shows Sept. 2-3 at First Avenue, the downtown Minneapolis nightclub where Prince and the Revolution filmed “Purple Rain.”
The Revolution said Wednesday that they and the world mourned Prince “with profound loss and apocalyptic grief” after learning of his death in April.READ MORE: Immigration Conversation Between Former President George W. Bush, Dirk Nowitzki And Mark Cuban Airs At Dallas Mavericks Game
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 Revolution disbanded in 1986 but reunited for a few shows without Prince, including a 2012 benefit.
Tickets go on sale Friday, with a presale Thursday through a Minnesota Public Radio station.MORE NEWS: Driver Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter Following Crash In Arlington That Killed Passenger
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