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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://

Prince at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Prince Band The Revolution Perform Tribute Show

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on September 3, 2016

in News

The Revolution, Prince’s band on the albums 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day and Parade, reformed on Thursday night for a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

The First Avenue club was where Purple Rain was filmed and had been used by The Revolution in 2012 for a similar reunion show.

Returning for the three-show run were:
Wendy Melvoin (member of the band from 1983 – 1986)
Lisa Coleman (1980 – 1986)
Dr. Fink aka Matt Fink (1979 – 1986)
Brown Mark aka Mark Brown (1982 – 1986)
Bobby Z (1979 – 1986)
Dez Dickerson (1979 – 1983)
Andre Cymone (1979 – 1981)

Also on hand for the encore was Apollonia who was linked with Prince and one of the stars of Purple Rain.

The group ran through a sixteen song set and a three song encore with six songs from the Purple Rain soundtrack and seven more from the albums with The Revolution. The final six songs were from Dirty Mind and Controversy, the two albums right before The Revolution. Coleman and Dr. Fink played on Minds while Bobby Z was added on Controversy.

Main Set
Let’s Go Crazy (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Computer Blue (from Purple Rain, 1984)
America (from Around the World in a Day, 1985)
Mountains (from Parade, 1986)
Do It All Night (from Dirty Mind, 1980)
Let’s Work (from Controversy, 1981)
Partyup (from Dirty Mind, 1980)
Uptown (from Dirty Mind, 1980)
Little Red Corvette (from 1999, 1982)
1999 (from 1999, 1982)
Sometimes It Snows In April (from Parade, 1986)
Raspberry Beret (from Around the World in a Day, 1985)
The Beautiful Ones (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Private Joy (from Controversy, 1981)
When Doves Cry (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Controversy (from Controversy, 1981)

Kiss (from Parade, 1986)
Baby, I’m a Star (from Purple Rain, 1984)
Purple Rain (from Purple Rain, 1984)

The reunion continues on Friday night.

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