Prince’s band The Revolution to reform for live shows

Backing group will reunite to play tribute to the late singer

Prince‘s backing band The Revolution are set to reunite following news of the singer’s death last week.

The late music icon passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last Thursday (April 21), aged 57.

The Revolution were formed by Prince in 1979 and were credited on three of Prince’s albums: 1985’s ‘Around the World in A Day’, 1986’s ‘Parade’ and 1984’s ‘Purple Rain’. Members of the band also played on 1982’s ‘1999’.

The news was confirmed in a video the group posted to bassist Brown Mark’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,” guitarist Wendy Melvoin says in the video. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon, so we want to let you know now.”

The reunited band will include members Brown Mark, Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Matt ‘Doctor’ Fink. Watch the announcement video below.

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Reports state of Prince’s death that he was found collapsed in a lift and pronounced dead at 10.07am on Thursday (April 21). A postmortem has been carried out but no cause of death has yet been confirmed.


The star’s remains were cremated after a private memorial service held at Paisley Park on Saturday (April 23).

Since his death, tributes to Prince have ranged far and wide with President Barack Obama stating “Today, the world lost a creative icon” and musicians including Madonna, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Katy Perry leading the tributes.