The Revolution

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The Revolution keeps Prince’s music alive.

Prince’s former backing band made its fifth and most recent Bay Area appearance. The Revolution performed in San Francisco’s Fillmore on January 20th. The Revolution kept the sold out venue patiently waiting. The show started by an hour later than scheduled, Once the band got going, it the long waited was forgotten and fans enjoyed two hours of iconic Prince music. The music brought back memories of the legendary Prince. The quintet known for backing up Prince during the “Purple Rain,” “Around the World in a Day” and “Parade” albums has reformed and continues to keep the memory of Prince alive by continuing to tour. The band consisted of Matt Fink on keyboards Lisa Coleman on keyboards Bobby Z on drums Wendy Melvoin on guitar and Brown Mark on bass. 

From beginning to end The Revolution continued to perform the twenty songs note for note but without it’s charismatic leader. Even without Prince, The Revolution can still bring life to the music they once did back in the 80’s. Wendy and Mark took turns taking the lead while Lisa, Bobby Z and Dr Fink brought up the background. The fans from both levels of the venue could be seen dancing and singing word for word hit songs such as Raspberry Beret, 1990, Delirious, Controversy, Let’s Go Crazy, Kiss, I Would Die 4 U, When Doves Cry and Purple Rain.

The Revolution continues the tour February thru Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, France and UK.