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The Revolution To Honor Prince At Purple Rain Venue

His backing band have confirmed details of two live dates this September.

July 07, 2016
The Revolution To Honor Prince At <i>Purple Rain</i> Venue Cindy Ord / Getty Images

Prince’s backing band The Revolution will play two Minneapolis shows in memory of their former leader later this year. The band have booked two nights at the Minneapolis club First Avenue on September 2 and 3. The venue has significance with Prince fans as it features heavily in 1984 film Purple Rain.

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The Guardian reports that the reunited lineup will feature guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboard player Lisa Coleman, bassist BrownMark, keyboard player Doctor Fink and drummer Bobby Z. Guitarist Dez Dickerson, and bassist André Cymone will also make guest appearances.

“With profound loss and apocalyptic grief, we, along with the world, mourned Prince upon the news of his passing,” the band said. “After seeing the response outside of First Avenue and around the rest of the world’s monuments, we, as the Revolution have decided to pay tribute to Prince at home in the city of Minneapolis.”

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