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A Revolution Reunion, Without Prince

Posted by funkatop On November - 8 - 2011

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Legendary Prince & The Revolution drummer Bobby Z has put together a show for February 19th at First Avenue in Minneapolis that will bring the Revolution back together sans Prince to benefit heart-health awareness and the American Heart Association.  Tickets go on sale November 21st, 2011 and will probably sell out very quickly.

Bobby Z suffered a major heart attack on January 30th and was hospitalized for several weeks and it proved to be a major wake up call for him. “I was trying to think of something to do around the anniversary date of my heart attack.  In my new consciousness, I said, ‘What’s the biggest thing I could do?’ Prince and the Revolution. The second biggest thing is the Revolution.

The show will bring together Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink, and Brownmark. The drummer stated that it will be a very laid back evening and that “there’ll be a lot of music and stories and some education about heart disease.”

Any “surprise” appearances? Bobby Z stated that while Prince has been very supportive and hasn’t indicated either way, he’s touring all of the time including his Canadian tour and various appearances such as the show with Nicki Minaj at Versace.  There are no promises although the invitation is wide open, however there will be an appearance from long time Prince saxophonist Eric Leeds.

Tickets go on sale on November 21st and you can get more information at

2 Responses to “A Revolution Reunion, Without Prince”

  1. […] bring to much attention to it since it was already well covered. But with the news of the impending Revolution reunion and Prince’s Canadian tour and now a video clip that has surfaced of Prince performing […]

  2. […] The place was First Avenue in Minneapolis. The famed venue that housed many of Prince‘s concerts was packed this past weekend with avid Prince and The Revolution fans and even though Prince was nowhere to be found, if you asked anyone in attendance, that was quite alright.  The event was a Revolution reunion of sorts for the first time since 1987, even though there was a mini-reunion of sorts in 2003 during Sheila E‘s tour. But this one was special because it was to help support awareness for the American Heart Association courtesy of a near fatal heart attack by the famed Revolution drummer Bobby Z.  You can read more about what led up to the creation of this concert here. […]

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