Prince An Evening with the Revolution

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

When

Venue
First Avenue
701 1st Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-1775

Tickets

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 AM, The Current's pre-sale
Friday, July 8, 2016, 11:00 AM, public

$65.00, general admission
$99.00, VIP


Update – Aug. 29, 2016

The Revolution just announced they are hosting late night dance parties following their performances at the historic First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis this week. Special guest DJs will spin music from approximately 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3 allowing fans to celebrate the musical legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson. Thursday will feature “Transmission” DJ Jake Rudh, and Friday and Saturday feature the legendary Roots drummer, bandleader and DJ Questlove.

Ticket holders are welcome to stay for the dance parties free of charge following The Revolution each night. A limited number of tickets for the dance parties are available to the public for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for only $10.00 and are on sale now. These tickets will not grant ticket holders access to The Revolution performances.

Other guests have been hinted at since the announcement of the shows, and it is now confirmed that Apollonia, Prince’s co-­star in Purple Rain, will be making a special appearance.

A limited number of general admission and VIP tickets have been released for each performance of The Revolution. These tickets are available for purchase online at First Avenue’s website. General admission tickets are $65.00, VIP tickets are $99.00, and there is a two-­‐ticket limit. VIP allows early access to the venue for a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and includes a limited- edition commemorative laminate for the event.

Third show added!

The news of Prince’s passing in April shook the world, igniting a passionate response from fans across the globe. Shortly after, The Revolution declared they would be reuniting to pay tribute to their former mentor, later announcing two shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis on Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3.

Unsurprisingly, both shows sold out in under an hour. As a result, The Revolution and First Avenue have decided to add a third date on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Tickets for this show will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 15 at 11:00am CDT.

“We knew there was a lot of excitement surrounding these shows, and anticipated high demand. We’re honored to have the opportunity to give fans access to another incredible night with The Revolution,” said First Avenue’s General Manager Nate Kranz.

The newly added show “An Evening with The Revolution” will also feature Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z, with special guests Dez Dickerson and André Cymone. General admission tickets are $65.00, VIP tickets are available for $99.00, and there will be a two-ticket limit. VIP allows early access to the venue for a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and includes a limited-edition commemorative laminate for the event. General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at www.first- avenue.com.

"Thank You for such an amazing response! First Avenue has made it possible to add one more show. Love4Prince is powerful, and we are profoundly moved”. - The Revolution

Tickets

The Current pre-sale password: thecurrent



The Revolution will reunite to honor Prince’s legacy Sept. 2 and 3 at First Avenue »



"With profound loss and apocalyptic grief, we, along with the world, mourned Prince upon the news of his passing. After seeing the response outside of First Avenue and around the rest of the world’s monuments, we, as The Revolution — Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z — have decided to pay tribute to Prince at home in the city of Minneapolis."

— The Revolution

The artists who were at Prince's side as he catapulted to international superstardom — and who had a hand in putting Minneapolis and First Avenue on the map with Purple Rain — are reuniting to put on a pair of shows this September that can only be described as historic.

Much in the same spirit as the stellar NPG tribute shows at the Parkway Theater last month and Sheila E's rigorous eight-minute tour de force at the BET Awards, the Revolution will provide fans with an opportunity to hear Prince's music from the very people who helped create it — and to collectively grieve, dance, sing, and celebrate with the artists who knew him best.

Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z will be joined by Dez Dickerson (the first guitarist to tour with Prince behind his solo material in the late 1970s and early '80s) and Prince's childhood friend, bandmate, and onetime roommate André Cymone. The shows will take place in the First Avenue Mainroom on Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3.

The Revolution first announced they were reuniting in the days following Prince's death on April 21, and fans have been eagerly waiting to see when and how they would re-emerge on stage. Plans have yet to solidify for any career-spanning hometown tribute shows or family-sanctioned public memorials, but these gigs by the Revolution and artists from such a formative time in Prince's life should help to provide fans with some much-needed closure following an intense grieving process here in the Twin Cities.

As First Avenue General Manager Nate Kranz aptly stated in today's press release, “When we first spoke to The Revolution, and the conversation turned to a possible reunion, it only seemed natural to bring them to First Avenue — to bring them home."

Tickets



Tickets for both nights of “An Evening with The Revolution” featuring Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z, with special guests Dez Dickerson and André Cymone, go on sale this Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. CT. The Current's pre-sale begins Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. CT. Sign up for Cross Currents to receive the pre-sale password on Thursday morning before tickets go on sale. General admission tickets are $65, and VIP tickets are available for $99. VIP allows early access to the venue for a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. VIP includes a limited edition commemorative laminate for the event.

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