The Revolution To Reunite For Two Shows In Minneapolis To Honor Prince
July 8, 2016 at 8:54 AM (PT)
THE REVOLUTION will reunite to honor PRINCE's legacy SEPTEMBER 2nd and 3rd at FIRST AVENUE -- the club where PRINCE got his start. The REVOLUTION were the artists at PRINCE's side as he catapulted to international superstardom. KCMP (THE CURRENT)/MINNEAPOLIS is the station sponsor of the shows.
THE REVOLUTION released the statement, “With profound loss and apocalyptic grief, we, along with the world, mourned PRINCE upon the news of his passing. After seeing the response outside of FIRST AVENUE and around the rest of the world’s monuments, we, as THE REVOLUTION — WENDY, LISA, BROWNMARK, DR. FINK and BOBBY Z — have decided to pay tribute to PRINCE at home in the city of MINNEAPOLIS."
WENDY, LISA, BROWNMARK, DR. FINK and BOBBY Z will be joined by DEZ DICKERSON (the first guitarist to tour with PRINCE behind his solo material in the late-1970s and early '80s) and PRINCE's childhood friend, bandmate, and onetime roommate ANDRÉ CYMONE.
FIRST AVENUE GM NATE KRANZ said, “When we first spoke to THE REVOLUTION, and the conversation turned to a possible reunion, it only seemed natural to bring them to FIRST AVENUE — to bring them home."