The Revolution was arguably the best backup band Prince ever had. At their Friday night concert at the Park West in Chicago, the band presented a powerful live experience, playing numerous songs missing only one thing: Prince himself, who passed away over two years ago.
Prince played with many talented musicians over the course of his 40-year career, but his most celebrated and iconic allies will always be Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink & Brownmark; The Revolution. They resume their U.S. tour on June 9th at the Wichita River Festival in Kansas and will hit several major U.S. Festivals this summer and fall including: Arroyo Seco, Bumbershoot and ACL, before heading over to Europe, in early 2019, for their first tour in 33 years! Full itinerary is below.
After a stunning response to the surprise announcement of their first tour in decades, The Revolution have now confirmed they will perform additional dates in North America this coming New Year’s weekend, in addition to more shows in 2018 (see below for full itinerary). Fans and critics quickly responded to the earlier tour with excitement and sincere appreciation for the music of The Revolution and Prince -- an artist who is deeply loved and immensely missed.
The Revolution has gathered together to celebrate and pay tribute to their PRINCE. The band will set off on their first coast-to-coast foray in decades in response to the overwhelming reaction of February’s surprise announcement of their reunion.
DELIVERANCE features six previously unreleased tracks: "Deliverance," "Man Opera," which includes a four-movement medley: "I Am," "Touch Me," "Sunrise Sunset," "No One Else;" and an extended version of "I Am." The songs were written and recorded when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry. In the spirit of that independence, and in supporting Prince's opinion of major label contracts, DELIVERANCE is being released independently via RMA, a Vancouver, WA based record company.
Esteemed bassist, funk legend and Prince collaborator, Nik West, shares lead single and video, “Bottom Of The Bottle,” from her upcoming solo release. The video premiered on Vibe, who praised West’s legendary musical career - check out the premiere here. West says the song isn’t as gloomy as it sounds, stating, “Live your life to the fullest and try to see the good in it all.
In the weeks following pop icon Prince’s untimely passing, hordes of respected entertainers paid their respects through acknowledgement or performance. Once again, an artist’s full depth and impact is celebrated strongest posthumously. That is not to say that Prince’s impact as a musician and atypical sex symbol wasn’t already deeply influential. Take funk saxophonist and bandleader Karl Denson.
Last night, Slightly Stoopid returned to Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) for a live performance and webcast featuring special guests including legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Karl Denson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Rolling Stones), Angelo Moore (Fishbone, Dr. Madd Vibe), Marlon Asher (Ganja Farmer), and Roger Rivas (Aggrolites).
2014 marks the 30-year anniversary of Prince’s Purple Rain, one of the most influential albums of all time. To celebrate this milestone, Radio Riddler has announced their debut album, Purple Reggae, out October 28, 2014 on MITA Records. The tribute album takes Radio Riddler’s unique style and pairs it with legendary vocalists including Sinead O’ Conno