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Thread started 11/05/11 9:09pm

JudasLChrist

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Revolution Reunion @ First Ave Feb. 2012!!! It's happening!

Link taken from Bobby Z's facebook page:

http://www.startribune.co...04013.html

Revolution reunion. Bobby Z is rounding up Wendy & Lisa, Dr. Fink and Brown Mark for a rare concert by the "Purple Rain"-era Revolution in February at First Avenue as a benefit for heart- disease awareness. Prince is invited but hasn't yet responded.

UPDATE! #1:

Tickets go on sale on Monday the 21st of November...

and now there's an info page: http://mypurpleheart.org/

UPDATE! #2:

From the Minneapolis Star and Tribune http://www.startribune.co...03383.html:

Drummer Bobby Z is bringing the "Purple Rain"-era Revolutionback to First Avenue. The Feb. 19 concert will be a benefit for heart-health awareness and the American Heart Association.

"I was trying to think of something to do around the anniversary date of my heart attack," said Z, who suffered a near-fatal attack Jan. 30 and was hospitalized for several weeks. "In my new consciousness, I said, 'What's the biggest thing I could do?' Prince and the Revolution. The second biggest thing is the Revolution."

So Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink and Brown Mark will join Z for what he describes as a relaxed evening. "There'll be a lot of music and stories," the drummer said, "and some education about heart disease." Will there be Prince? "He's been supportive," said Z, Prince's drummer from 1978 to '86. "He didn't say 'Yeah' or 'Nay.' His world tour continues. He's like Bob Dylan and James Taylor; he plays all the time."

Saxophonist Eric Leeds, a longtime Prince sideman, will be the Revolution's special guest. The only other Revolution reunion performance was in 2003 for a benefit staged by Sheila E in Los Angeles. "Wendy fronted it," Z explained of the lead singer. "She's fantastic. We did six, seven, eight songs. It was a variety show with 100 acts. This will be an intimate evening with Wendy & Lisa, Dr. Fink, Brown Mark and Bobby Z -- the Revolution."

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 21. Information will be available atwww.first-avenue.com.

JON BREAM



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Reply #1 posted 11/05/11 9:17pm

uuhson

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JudasLChrist said:

Link taken from Bobby Z's facebook page: http://www.startribune.co...04013.html

Revolution reunion. Bobby Z is rounding up Wendy & Lisa, Dr. Fink and Brown Mark for a rare concert by the "Purple Rain"-era Revolution in February at First Avenue as a benefit for heart- disease awareness. Prince is invited but hasn't yet responded.

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hopes up, only to come crashing down

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #2 posted 11/05/11 9:17pm

Whatsinit4me

cool

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/11 9:19pm

Whatsinit4me

uuhson said:

JudasLChrist said:

Link taken from Bobby Z's facebook page: http://www.startribune.co...04013.html

[Edited 11/5/11 21:10pm]


hopes up, only to come crashing down

lol

This good news. Wishes DO come true 4 the fans. biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 11/05/11 9:24pm

uuhson

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maybe this is what they talked about in the tree house? i was under the impression prince didnt want them doing this

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #5 posted 11/05/11 9:25pm

RKJCNE

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That will be so epic! I live a mile away from 1st ave, I will be there!

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Reply #6 posted 11/05/11 9:29pm

motherfunka

Great news! Will definitely be there if it happens. Not expecting Prince, though.

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/11 9:33pm

Whatsinit4me

ALOT of things could & can happend from now till Feb but lets pray EVERYTHING will turn out right.

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/11 9:34pm

TrueFunkSoldie
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not the same without prince..

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Reply #9 posted 11/05/11 9:36pm

jonylawson

i hope he doesnt do it

the past is the past

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Reply #10 posted 11/05/11 9:42pm

electricberet

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If Prince won't come, could they get Maya Rudolph instead?

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Reply #11 posted 11/05/11 11:11pm

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Get Meshell Ndegeocello; she can do Prince justice! cool

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Reply #12 posted 11/05/11 11:40pm

wonder505

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i hope he doesnt do it

the past is the past

Me too, I'm kinda overit, but I guess it would be a delight for the fans. cool

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Reply #13 posted 11/06/11 1:09am

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"The past is the past" what a bunch of miserable old gits in here, of course we want to see Prince play with the Revolution. I wanna see Dez up on that stage too woot!

Prince is being passed an olive branch here, and if he doesn't do it then he's the miserable old git... come on grandpa we gotta chop that Oak tree down wink

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Reply #14 posted 11/06/11 1:54am

bobbyperu

The Revolution without Prince? That's like decaf coffe or beer with no alcohol. There's an ocean between me and Minneapolis, but if they'd do a tour I'd probably go and see them.
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Reply #15 posted 11/06/11 2:14am

bobbyperu

What if the rumors of a European Prince tour are true? Then he won't even be in Mpls in february.
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Reply #16 posted 11/06/11 2:23am

xLiberiangirl

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That would be great! Too bad I live in Holland. lol

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Reply #17 posted 11/06/11 3:07am

WetDream

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funkmunki said:

"The past is the past" what a bunch of miserable old gits in here, of course we want to see Prince play with the Revolution. I wanna see Dez up on that stage too woot!

Prince is being passed an olive branch here, and if he doesn't do it then he's the miserable old git... come on grandpa we gotta chop that Oak tree down wink

It's the exact opposite. The "old gits" will be at the "reunion" whilst people living in the present will be celebrating the new.
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Reply #18 posted 11/06/11 3:55am

robertgeorgeak
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WetDream said:

funkmunki said:

"The past is the past" what a bunch of miserable old gits in here, of course we want to see Prince play with the Revolution. I wanna see Dez up on that stage too woot!

Prince is being passed an olive branch here, and if he doesn't do it then he's the miserable old git... come on grandpa we gotta chop that Oak tree down wink

It's the exact opposite. The "old gits" will be at the "reunion" whilst people living in the present will be celebrating the new.

as he's playing the same tired version of controversy for the 3589th time?

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #19 posted 11/06/11 3:59am

udo

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P won't be there....

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #20 posted 11/06/11 4:04am

purpledoveuk

My guess is The Revolution won't be allowed to be called The Revolution.

Prince needs heart awareness that for sure
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Reply #21 posted 11/06/11 4:09am

NouveauDance

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Totally cool, someone better tape it! Not interested in P. being there - better if he isn't even? shrug

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Reply #22 posted 11/06/11 4:10am

xLiberiangirl

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For those who are interested. Tickets go on sale on Monday 21th november..

check it out; http://mypurpleheart.org/

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Reply #23 posted 11/06/11 4:20am

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I'm still shocked that Prince can lay claim to the band names The Revolution, The Time or The Family. They're more or less everyday words - not like Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails or Radiohead.

Granted, most band names are just combination of words anyhow . . . but it seems that the livelihoods of the bandmembers could be brought up in court.

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Reply #24 posted 11/06/11 4:22am

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xLiberiangirl said:

For those who are interested. Tickets go on sale on Monday 21th november..

check it out; http://mypurpleheart.org/

[Edited 11/6/11 4:12am]

Thank you! I'm update the original post with this info!
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Reply #25 posted 11/06/11 5:27am

udo

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Se7en said:

I'm still shocked that Prince can lay claim to the band names The Revolution, The Time or The Family.

Majority rule isn't 'en vogue' in the USA.

How can P hold teh name if the members don't agree with him?

It was P and the Revolution.

So P was a separate entity from the Revolution.

P went his way.

So did the Revolution.

Then what about the Time and the Family?

He never ever was a member for some time of those bands.

Yes he wrote songs, but did he perform as part of those bands?

Was there ever a P and the Time? P and the Family?

So even less reason to have P 'hold on' to these names.

The members are, own the name.

Except in the USA where intellectual property is the word to turn a phantom into something to litigate about.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #26 posted 11/06/11 5:41am

uuhson

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it was probably a huge dick move for prince to not let them use their names, but i do think they are his

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #27 posted 11/06/11 5:59am

bobbyperu

^Right. Can we finally shut up about this?
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Reply #28 posted 11/06/11 6:05am

xenophobia2002

udo said:

P won't be there....

But The Dutch Invasion will be there !!!!

I AM LOOKING FOR USED PRINCE CONCERT TICKETS ... https://www.facebook.com/...erttickets
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Reply #29 posted 11/06/11 7:07am

udo

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xenophobia2002 said:

udo said:

P won't be there....

But The Dutch Invasion will be there !!!!

Prepare to be welcomed by the TSA. Do your own research on what that can mean.

I'll pass on that.

Have a nice stay there.

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