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February 07, 2017

Prince band The Revolution to wrap up four-city tour with show in Philly

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The band that backed Prince during the 1980's are reuniting for a spring tour which will conclude with a show in Philadelphia.

The Revolution announced Tuesday the upcoming four-city tour will occur over the last week in April. The show in Philly is scheduled for April 29 at the Theatre of Living Arts. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 10.

Formed by Prince, the band was comprised of several different lineups while active from 1979 until 1986 during the iconic singer's legendary career which spanned four decades. The Revolution was credited on Prince's studio albums, "1999," "Purple Rain" and "Around the World in a Day."

According to Billboard, the touring band will consist of guitarist Wendy Melvoin, bassist Brownmark (Mark Brown), keyboardists Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman, and drummer Bobby Z (Robert Rivkin).

Performances will also take place in Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York City.

The tour is scheduled nearly a year after Prince's untimely death at 57 years old due to an opioid overdose.