Prince’s backing band the Revolution set to reunite, play shows at First Avenue

The Revolution are returning to First Avenue.

Prince’s original backing band has made good on is promise to reunite in the name of the late music icon, and today have announced a pair of shows in the main room of the famed Minneapolis club that was the site of Purple Rain.

As Consequence of Sound reports, the Revolution will play two shows at First Avenue, on September 2 and 3. Tickets start at $65 and go on sale Friday.

The reunited Revolution lineup features original members Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, Brown Mark, Bobby Z., and Matt Fink, and the night features special guests and pre-Revolution Prince sidemen Dez Dickerson and André Cymone.

“Only by playing for you, the fans, can we be Prince’s Revolution,” the band writes in a statement, via the Star Tribune. “He gives Us 2 oneanother now, as we all start to heal and fill forever emptiness with sound. 2gether we are The Revolution.”

The Revolution formed in 1979, and appeared on Prince’s landmark 1982 album 1999. After several lineup changes in the next few years, they broke up in 1986.