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Prince’s Iconic Backing Band the Revolution to Tour This Spring

Prince’s iconic ’80s backing band The Revolution will celebrate his legacy with a short string of tour dates this spring. The lineup for the dates, which the group announced via a ticketing link on Twitter, features guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardists Lisa Coleman and Matt Fink, bassist Mark Brown (aka Brownmark) and Robert Rivkin (Bobby Z) on drums.

The group previously performed at an all-star tribute concert in Minneapolis in October, and is scheduled to participate the decadent, three-day Celebration 2017 mini-festival in the Purple One’s honor, which will take place at Paisley Park on April 20-23. It features Morris Day and the Time, Chaka Khan, Prince’s other most notable backing band The New Power Generation, and many more.

Check out the Revolution’s newly added spring dates below.

Apr. 23–Chicago @ Metro
Apr. 27–Washington D.C.@ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Apr. 28–New York @ B.B. King’s
Apr. 29–Philadelphia @ Theatre of Living Arts

Update: The Revolution has added a slew of new North American tour stops. Here’s the full list of dates, via Rolling Stone:

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 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox