Prince's Band The Revolution Announces Reunion Shows

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The group announced the news Tuesday in a Facebook video.

Prince's former backing band The Revolution will reunite for performances following the singer's unexpected death last Thursday.

The group on Tuesday announced the news in a Facebook video post with members Brown Mark, Bobby Z., Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Matt "Doctor" Fink.

"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 said, speaking for the band. "We want to let you know that we'll be there soon, so we want to let you know now."

Specific details have yet to be announced.

The band backed Prince starting in Minneapolis in 1979, but was not officially named The Revolution until the 1984 album 1999. In 1983, Melvoin replaced original guitarist Dez Dickerson. The group was joined by members of The Family (which included members of The Time) in 1985 and ultimately disbanded in 1986, following the Hit n Run — Parade Tour, with reunion shows following — both with and without Prince. 

Watch the video below. 

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