The Revolution Adds More Reunion Dates

The Revolution is going to party like it’s 1999 this spring and summer. Prince’s former backing band has extended its initial spring routing to include North American gigs in May, June and July.

Drummer Bobby Z, bassist Brown Mark, guitarist/vocalist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist/vocalist Lisa Coleman, and keyboardist Dr. Fink reunited on stage in Minneapolis in September for their first performances in several years, brought together once again after the sudden death of Prince last April. 

– The Revolution

The group, which was active from 1979 to 1986, was featured on Prince’s 1999 and Around the World in a Day, along with the soundtrack albums Purple Rain and Parade.

And now The Revolution is ready to return to the road. The band’s previously announced April gigs begin with an appearance at “Celebration 2017,” which honors the legacy of Prince with a four-day festival at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minn. The daily lineup for the April 20-23 event hasn’t been announced yet. 

Here are the new dates: 

May 4 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
May 12 – Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre
May 14 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue
May 16 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
May 18 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
May 20 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
May 21 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 14 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
June 15 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
June 16 – San Antonio, Texas, The Aztec Theatre
June 17 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
June 21 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
June 22 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
June 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
July 12 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
July 15 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox

General onsales for select dates begin March 10. Some shows are on sale now. Check with your local venue for more information.