Since Prince’s sudden death shocked the world a week ago, celebrities have posthumously displayed their love for the Purple Rain star in various ways. While Frank Ocean and President Obama took to social media to express their sentiments through the use of words, others like Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce, both former Dreamgirls, paid their respect on stage. However, the ultimate tribute happens to be right around the corner and it will come in the form of a tour by The Revolution, the very band that was formed by the late star himself.
This past Tuesday, The Revolution announced their decision to go on tour via a video posted on member Mark Brown’s Facebook page.
“We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” said guitarist Wendy Melvoin.
The band, which made its debut in Minneapolis in 1979, worked years with Prince before they were officially named The Revolution in 1984. They recorded the 1984 album “Purple Rain,” appearing in the movie of the same title. They were also featured in “Around The World In A Day”(1985) and “Parade” (1986). In 1986, The Revolution disbanded following the Hit n Run — Parade Tour. Though they have reunited a few times afterwards, this particular reunion is forced to take place in Prince’s physical absence. He, however, should most definitely be there in spirit.
Written By: Sweenie Saint-Vil