The Revolution, the Minneapolis outfit that backed Prince on some of his biggest-selling records, has expanded an initially limited U.S. tour into a three-month run that will include a stop at ACL Live on June 17, the band announced Monday morning.
The lineup includes original drummer Bobby Z and keyboardist Matt Fink as well as guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman and bassist Brown Mark, who were added by the time Prince recorded “Purple Rain,” “Around the World in a Day” and “Parade” in the 1980s.
After reuniting last year for three sold-out shows at Minneapolis’ famed First Avenue nightclub, the group announced an April 2017 show at Prince’s Paisley Park studio to mark the first anniversary of his death. That grew into a handful of Midwest regional dates and now a full-scale national tour.
Check the ACL Live website for ticket prices and on-sale date, which have not yet been announced.
Two other former Revolution members, Andre Cymone and Dez Dickerson, will be in town next week for South by Southwest and will take part in a free Prince tribute concert at Audtiorium Shores on Friday, March 17, with Wyclef Jean and other guests.