One year on from the passing of the Purple One, The Revolution are touring in celebration of their time with Prince. 

The Revolution‘s current tour began at Paisley Park on the first anniversary of the shocking news of Prince’s death. 2016 was a year filled with devastating news in the entertainment industry of an exceptionally high number of stars passing. Prince’s passing was one that shook the world. However, this tour is not one to mourn, but one to celebrate. 

Chicago was honored with a two-night run of the tour, as the fans came out in droves to celebrate. With audience members dressed in their Purple Rain outfits and leather jackets adorned with glittery purple symbols, they were clearly ready for the festivities. The vocals of the evening were shared between guitarist Wendy Melvoin and bassist Brownmark, with a special guest appearance from Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams. They blasted through their four-year back catalog of Prince songs, which of course included the iconic hits “1999”, “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Purple Rain”. It was an impressive 22-song setlist. However, what was even more impressive was looking at the number of hits they produced in their short time together.

The audience danced, they sang, they got emotional, but all in all, this was a night to celebrate. Seeing The Revolution back on stage together, it was as if they had never been away. One thing is for certain, the memories and the music will never go away. The memory of a musician such as Prince will never die. Hearing the funky, synthesizer beat transports you back to the eighties, like it was just yesterday. The emotions may still be raw, but now is the time to party, which this audience clearly were ready to do.   

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Event Date: 24-APR-2017

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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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