Prince’s original backing band, The Revolution, have announced plans to reform in honor of their Purple Patron. The band, consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Brown Mark, and Matt Fink, made the announcement in a Facebook video posted to Mark’s account.
“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 clip. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon.”
The Revolution came together in 1979 prior to Prince recording his self-titled sophomore album. However, they didn’t appear on a record with their leader until 1982’s 1999. They went through many lineup changes over the years before officially breaking up in 1986. According to the announcement video, the reunion lineup will feature the same five musicians who were part of the outfit when it originally disbanded.
There’s no word on when or where these reunion performances will take place, though the clips ends with Melvoin promising to “see you soon.” Watch the announcement below.