The Revolution have expanded their tour into the Midwest & Texas before heading to the West Coast. 

The reunion originally consisted of just six dates, starting with a special show at Paisley Park for Celebration 2017, marking the first anniversary of Prince’s passing. However, they were pleasantly surprised by the response this announcement received that they have added additional dates, including second shows in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, turning it into a full US tour. 

The Revolution was formed in 1979 but underwent several different line-ups over the next four years before Prince settled with his final team of Bobby Z (drums), Matt Fink (keyboards), Wendy Melvoin (guitar), Lisa Coleman (keyboards/piano) and Brown Mark (bass).

The Revolution were featured on three of Prince’s studio albums – Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day and Parade. Some members were also included on his album, 1999. This award-winning group had several #1 songs together, as well as winning two Grammy Awards and an Oscar for the song “Purple Rain”. 

The band initially performed three sold-out shows at the famous Minneapolis venue, First Avenue, shortly after Prince died. After the success of these three show, they decided to put together a tour. Perhaps underestimating their draw, they scheduled only six dates, which has now been expanded to a 27-show tour with more dates still to be announced. 

Some dates are already sold-out so if this is one you want to go see, do not hesitate. Buy your tickets today.

 

Dates confirmed so far:

April 21              Celebration 2017 @ Paisley Park – Minneapolis, MN

April 23              Metro – Chicago, IL

April 24              Metro – Chicago, IL

April 27              The Fillmore Silver Spring – Washington, DC

April 28              BB Kings – New York, NY

April 29              Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

April 30              Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

May 3                 Webster Hall – New York, NY

May 4                 Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

May 12              Barrymore Theatre – Madison, WI

May 14              The Vogue  – Indianapolis, IN

May 15              Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

May 16              Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH

May 18              House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

May 20              Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI

May 21              Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, Ont

June 14              House of Blues – Dallas, TX

June 15              House of Blues – Houston, TX

June 16              The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX

June 17              ACL Live – Austin, TX

June 21              Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

June 22              House of Blues – San Diego, CA

June 23              Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

July 12                The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

July 13                Artown – Reno, NV

July 14                Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

July 15                The Showbox – Seattle, WA

 

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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