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Prince band The Revolution will reunite

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Less than a week after Prince’s death, his former backing band The Revolution has announced that its members will reunite to mourn the late icon. The group — comprised of Bobby Z., BrownMark, Matt Fink (Dr. Fink), Wendy Melvoin, and Lisa Coleman — posted a video to BrownMark’s Facebook page and told fans, “The Revolution has a message for you.”

“We have decided after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” Melvoin says in the video. “We want to let you know we’ll be there soon.”

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No formal dates have been announced just yet, and if they were to reunite, it will be the first time they did so since 1986, when they split after Prince’s Parade tour.

Prince formed his backing band in 1979 and at the time it included childhood friends like Andre Cymone. But this lineup, known as The Revolution, supported His Purpleness through some of his biggest albums, including 1999, Around the World in a Day, and Purple Rain.

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