Purple Rain Reunion Tour?


Prince and the Revolution Purple Rain reunion tour?Prince has apparently gone into hiding, which has started some crazy rumors and speculation.

The craziest one that we heard was from a trusted source who is normally on the money, but we’re thinking that this may truly be some serious wishful thinking. Stay with me…a Prince and the Revolution Purple Rain Reunion tour.

Yes, you heard right. We heard some totally unfounded and crazy  rumors that Prince was pulling together the old members of the Revolution in order to do a full blown Purple Rain reunion tour that will do Purple Rain in its entirety along the lines of what Stevie Wonder just did with his Songs In The Key Of Life tour where he plays the full album and then a handful of hits at the end.

This obviously would be “the” ticket if it were to ever happen, but we’re going to say this just isn’t happening. But the silence does make us wonder and Bobby Z having the floral decoration from the Purple Rain album cover does spark some head scratching. Could it be? That would be cray cray.

First off, if it is true, the former members (Wendy & Lisa, Bobby Z, Dez Dickerson, and Doctor Fink) are staying super quiet about it although none have divulged their location in their tweets or posts in the past month and all have also stayed suspiciously quiet compared to their normal chatter (except Dr. Fink who simply doesn’t care to tweet at all anyway).

And of course there is the passing of the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain reissue that was spoken about. Could it be that Prince had Warner Brothers hold off until the tour launched to help spark album sales?  Did he pull social media to avoid the potential leak of his plans?  Then of course, there is the dreaded…..silence….

How psyched would you be? How much would you pay to go? Do you have more fuel to add to this rumor fire? ADD IT!

Editors note (Mr. Christopher): I just don’t see this. This seems like way too big of a secret to be able to keep quiet, but I’m down. Putting aside the pennies and dimes now. If it did happen, it would be the biggest tour in the history of the world. But Dez was in the Modernaires at this point also, so not sure why he’s in the mix. Speculation.

Editor’s Update: A couple other sources came forward and indicated that this was not happening. Then another source said that they were told to say that. Considering that Prince rarely goes “back”, we’re going to file this under not true.  There would be no doubt that it would be the most amazing show ever in the history of the planet, but it would be great if Prince gave us a call to let us know what e’s up to.  We all would like to know. For now, this is the best false hope of the year.

21 thoughts on “Purple Rain Reunion Tour?

  1. Went to the frist Purple Rain tour in 1984 at the Orange bpwl in south Florida paid 20 fpr my ticlet would pay what ever to see it agim

  2. Its Prince so i’d go of course, but I’d MUCH rather see him tour Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum. These albums are awesome and deserve a tour. I already know what PR sounds like live. I wanna hear the NEW stuff in concert. I’ve seen 3RDEYEGIRL live 3 times and its CRAZY amazing. That said, it would e good to see the old gang in concert again

  3. Saw Prince in Memphis in 97 again in Memphis in 04. I would pay $300. A living legend! Best live show ever! That Purple Rain album is like a soundtrack to my childhood. So many great memories. Please make this happen Revolution!

  4. Been there done that got the t shirt and the video of the concert at the dome in syracuse, ny no doubt cost would be prohibitive this time around

  5. Saw this concert in 1984 Worcester Ma. Everyone wore purple! Free tickets from my boss. It was incredible!!! I would love love to go again & share with my family.

  6. Saw Purple Rain tour spring of ’85 at New Haven Colliseum. About 1 out of 5 kids at my high school were wearing the concert shirts tha next day!
    I paid $400 for a 4th row center floor ticket to see Prince at Mohegan Sun last Dec.
    If this happens, I would be willing to pay $1500 for a good seat. Problem is, have to sit separate from friends who aren’t ready to drop that coin!

  7. I missed the first one. To see Prince perform Darlin Nikki live, I will pay anything…OMG….just the thought is to much

    1. he’s found religion now…he’s not going to perform it the same as in the movie and will probably change the words

  8. I have been to all of his concerts in Denmark – except one because of illness 🙂 but I would pay WHATEVER. I am crossing my fingers and hope for the best.

  9. The writer should know that Dez Dickerson was not in the Revolution at the time of Purple Rain (though he did appeared onstage briefly in the movie)- he was replaced by Wendy. Also, the writer left out Mark Brown who was the bass player in the Revolution who had no lines in the movie.

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