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Watch Prince’s Band the Revolution Reunite at Minneapolis’ First Avenue

With a special appearance by Bilal

In the wake of Prince’s unexpected death this April, his backing band the Revolution announced that they would reunite for a series of shows in his honor. The first was last night, appropriately located at First Avenue, the Minneapolis venue forever remembered as the primary location for Prince’s film Purple Rain.

The lineup included Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, BrownMark, Doctor Fink, Bobby Z., Dez Dickerson, and André Cymone. Bilal joined to sing Purple Rain classic “The Beautiful Ones.” Apollonia, Prince’s Purple Rain co-star and former girlfriend, also made an appearance. The Revolution’s second reunion show takes place at First Avenue tonight.

Watch fan-shot clips of last night’s performance below, or check the set list at Setlist.fm.

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Wendy Melvoin sing “Purple Rain” #TheRevolution

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Bilal!!!! #thebeautifulones

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Dez Dickerson and Andre Cymone! So amazing to see this … #sharing

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