Prince’s back­ing band sets out on tour

Regina Leader-Post - - MOVIES -

For Prince’s 1980s back­ing band The Rev­o­lu­tion, re­unit­ing and hit­ting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are cop­ing with the Pur­ple Rain pop su­per­star’s un­ex­pected death a year ago. “We’re tak­ing it to the peo­ple who are griev­ing like we are, and let­ting them have a lit­tle bit of re­lief,” says gui­tarist Wendy Melvoin. The band is kick­ing off a tour Fri­day at Pais­ley Park in the Min­neapo­lis sub­urb of Chan­has­sen on the an­niver­sary of Prince’s death. The tour con­cludes in Seattle on July 1.

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