The band who played on Purple Rain to hit the road in his honour
Andrew Trendell
09:13 27th April 2016

In memory of their former friend and leader, Prince's old backing band The Revolution have announced that they're reuniting to tour in his honour in the wake of his death. 

The 'Purple Rain' sensation passed away last week at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, aged just 57. The world is still reeling from the loss of one of music's last great true originals, not to mention one hell of a live performer.  Well, now it looks like some of his spirit and energy may live on and return to the stage. 

Prince formed The Revolution in 1979, to tour with him throughout the 80s as well as appear in the blockbuster movie Purple Rain and record the album of the same name, as well as Parade, 1999 and Around The World In A Day. 

Now, the band, consisting of their final incarnation's line-up of Bobby Z, Brown Mark, Matt Fink, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, have announced that they'll be getting back together.  

"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," said Wendy in a video on Facebook. Check it out below. 

If you want to re-live the experience of seeing Prince live, audio of his final ever gig recorded a week before his death has appeared online

 Meanwhile, Prince's lawyer and sister have spoken out about his death, will and rumours that he may have died of a drug overdose

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