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March 6, 2017 The Revolution Announce Additional Tour Dates… Posted In: Artists, News



Tour expands into the Midwest & Texas before winding up the West Coast

April – July 2017

(Minneapolis, MN) March 6, 2017 – After a stunning response to the surprise announcement of their first tour in decades, The Revolution have now confirmed plans for an extensive North American tour.  The reunion, which began as just six dates, including a special show at Paisley Park for Celebration 2017, quickly expanded even further when demand made it necessary to add second shows in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.  Now, the quintet are set to bring their exciting new show to the rest of the U.S. with additional dates that bring the band through the midwest and on to the west coast.  The current itinerary ends on July 15th in Seattle, with even more dates expected to be announced soon.

The Revolution formed in 1979 when Prince joined drummer, Bobby Z and keyboardist Matt Fink. Over the next four years, several formations would emerge until finally Prince found the band he felt could master the challenging musicality of his vision.  The legendary final line-up included Lisa Coleman on keyboards/piano, Wendy Melvoin on guitar and Brown Mark on bass. The Revolution was credited on three Prince studio-albums, Purple Rain, Around the World In a Day and Parade while some members also played on 1999. Together, they earned multiple #1 hits, as well as two Grammy® Awards and an Oscar, with the song “Purple Rain,” for Best Original Song Score in 1985.

After Prince passed away in April of 2016, The Revolution came back together for three special sold-out shows at the famous Minneapolis venue, First Avenue, the birthplace of Purple Rain.  “When we played those shows, I choked up every single night,” says Brown Mark, “but now, I’m past that stage of it—now I’m looking at my happy times, remembering being a kid, joining this huge band and starting out a journey in my life I did not ever expect.”

When they were approached to perform at Paisley Park on the first anniversary of Prince’s death, they decided it was time to take The Revolution back on the road.  “I think everybody in the Revolution is singular, not like anybody else,” says Melvoin, “So while we still have a shot at getting that same feeling, let’s do it with as much grace and integrity as we can. We’re still a band, still vital human beings, so let’s play this stuff before we can’t anymore.”

The Grammy® Award winning group is now rehearsing for the tour and are ready to bring back their powerful music, spreading a message of hope, love, and unity.  “Prince said that music is medicine,” Bobby relates, “People need it, and we need it, and we can make it as authentic as we can. In honor of him, we’ll give it everything we’ve got.”

THE REVOLUTION Tour Itinerary:

April 21                        Celebration 2017 @ Paisley Park                  Minneapolis, MN

April 23                        Metro                                                               Chicago, IL

April 24                        Metro                                                               Chicago, IL

April 27                        The Fillmore Silver Spring                              Washington, DC

April 28                        BB Kings                                                         New York, NY

April 29                        Theatre of Living Arts                                     Philadelphia, PA

April 30                        Theatre of Living Arts                                     Philadelphia, PA

May 3                          Webster Hall                                                  New York, NY

May 4                          Capitol Theatre                                               Port Chester, NY


Leg 2 – New Dates Announced:

May 12                        Barrymore Theatre                                         Madison, WI

May 14                        The Vogue                                                      Indianapolis, IN

May 15                        Mercury Ballroom                                           Louisville, KY

May 16                        Bogart’s                                                           Cincinnati, OH

May 18                        House of Blues                                               Cleveland, OH

May 20                        Majestic Theater                                             Detroit, MI

May 21                        Phoenix Theatre                                             Toronto, Ont


June 14                       House of Blues                                              Dallas, TX

June 15                       House of Blues                                              Houston, TX

June 16                       The Aztec Theater                                          San Antonio, TX

June 17                       ACL Live                                                        Austin, TX

June 21                       Brooklyn Bowl                                                 Las Vegas, NV

June 22                       House of Blues                                               San Diego, CA

June 23                       Wiltern                                                             Los Angeles, CA


July 12                        The Fillmore                                                    San Francisco, CA

July 13                        Artown                                                             Reno, NV

July 14                        Roseland Theater                                           Portland, OR

July 15                        The Showbox                                                  Seattle, WA


More dates TBA


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