Prince's Revolution Expand North American Tour

Original band reunited at First Avenue, the famous Minneapolis venue and birthplace of 'Purple Rain' after singer's death

Prince's original band the Revolution announced an expanded North American spring tour starting in the late singer's hometown, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Prince's original band the Revolution extended their North American spring reunion tour and hinted at future dates on Monday. The trek begins at a special concert at the late singer's home, Paisley Park, on April 21st and ends in Seattle, Washington on July 15th. 

The Purple Rain-era lineup of the Revolution on the tour includes guitarist Wendy Melvoin, bassist Brown Mark (Mark Brown), drummer Bobby Z (Robert Rivkin) and keyboardists Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman. 

After Prince died in April 2016, the Revolution reunited for three shows at the Minneapolis venue where they created Purple Rain. "When we played those shows, I choked up every single night," said bassist Brown Mark​ in a statement. "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."

"It was really intense," Revolution member Lisa Coleman told Rolling Stone about reuniting after Prince's death. "Difficult. The music was mercurial. Like, we couldn't quite grab it. I mean, we were trained to look at Prince for cues, and even if he's wrong, he's right. We were looking into a space and then looking at each other going, 'What is this?’"

The Revolution Tour Dates

April 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park
April 23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 27 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 28 – New York, NY @ B.B. King’s
April 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 3 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 4 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
May 12 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
May 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 20 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
May 21 – Toronto, Ont @ Phoenix Theatre
June 14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
June 15 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
June 16 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
June 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
June 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
July 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 13 - Reno, NV @ Artown
July 14 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
July 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

The Revolution plot Prince tribute shows at 'Purple Rain' venue.