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Reply #120 posted 06/16/17 8:59pm

ufoclub

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I wuz thar in Htown. It was great to see them laughing and joking in that way Prince often did in concert. I liked Lisa baing funny with the granny glasses at the bows after the show.

And I've never seens an entire audience get broke down like what happened during "Sometimes it Snows in April".

I'm very happy to have seen all these guys up close and playing these songs.

But... that singer... I was told he was from New Edition?

[Edited 6/16/17 21:02pm]

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Reply #121 posted 06/16/17 10:16pm

motherfunka

ufoclub said:

I wuz thar in Htown. It was great to see them laughing and joking in that way Prince often did in concert. I liked Lisa baing funny with the granny glasses at the bows after the show.

And I've never seens an entire audience get broke down like what happened during "Sometimes it Snows in April".

I'm very happy to have seen all these guys up close and playing these songs.

But... that singer... I was told he was from New Edition?

[Edited 6/16/17 21:02pm]

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Reply #122 posted 06/17/17 6:15am

ufoclub

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motherfunka said:

ufoclub said:

I wuz thar in Htown. It was great to see them laughing and joking in that way Prince often did in concert. I liked Lisa baing funny with the granny glasses at the bows after the show.

And I've never seens an entire audience get broke down like what happened during "Sometimes it Snows in April".

I'm very happy to have seen all these guys up close and playing these songs.

But... that singer... I was told he was from New Edition?

[Edited 6/16/17 21:02pm]

Mint Condition

Ha ha, it was loud in there.

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Reply #123 posted 06/17/17 9:22am

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My wife and I saw the San Antonio show last night. It was 98 degrees and humid waiting for the doors to open at 7 pm. Welcome to south Texas!

The show was GREAT. We stood 3 feet from the stage the entire night. Wendy sat on the edge of the stage arm's length away from us for some awesome guitar work during Controversy / Mutiny.

I disagree with those not thrilled with Stokely's guest vocals. He was great, confident but also a bit humble. They had him out on songs none of the band could sing anyway (Let's Work). He led the party during the encore (I Would Die 4 U and Baby I'm a Star") but didn't purposefully upstage the band at all.

We bought meet and greet passes after the show. These guys are so approachable and appreciative, especially Wendy and Bobby Z. We got all of their autographs and photos with the band. They made a point numerous times of saying they just want the music to be heard and for it to live on. This is not a cash grab or an opportunity tour. It's a true reunion to honor a fallen leader.

Wendy in particular spent a ton of time with younger fans (meaning peeps younger than us!) and asked as many questions of us as we did of her. She wanted to engage people and initiated hugs herself. My wife and I each got more than one.

Support these guys if you can. They played their hearts out and really focused on the work they did together with Prince. And seeing Wendy and Lisa play SISIA alone on stage is really touching. They loved Prince and continue to. Soak it in while you can.
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Reply #124 posted 06/17/17 11:09am

Doozer

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Photos I shot from standing room: The Revolution / Aztec Theatre / San Antonio, Texas / June 16, 2017

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Guest vocalist Stokely / Mint Condition / DMSR



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5-year-old guest vocalist during Raspberry Beret, pulled from the crowd


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Wendy / Blown away by Brown Mark's bass solo


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Wendy / rhythm guitar part during Controversy / Mutiny, right in front of us


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Wendy and Lisa, on stage alone for Sometimes It Snows In April



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Bows after the encore. It was FREAKING LOUD and San Antonio brought it for the Revolution!


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Backstage after the show: Lisa, Brown Mark, 19-year-old fam who never got a chance to see Prince live, Dr Fink and Wendy.



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Me (middle) and my wife with The Revolution - all patient, kind, and welcoming after 2 hours on stage.


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Wendy joking around with a fam - snuck in a shot with my wife (right)



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The set list from the stage


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My shirt, bought from the merch table pre-show, signed by the entire band backstage after the show. I mentioned to Wendy that I wanted to thank her and the band for Mountains, my favorite single of all time. A few moments later she signed the shirt and remembered what I said…wrote "Mountains" on the shirt.

[Edited 6/17/17 18:23pm]

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Reply #125 posted 06/17/17 5:33pm

Pgeishirt

Thanks, Doozer, I really enjoyed your post and pictures from SA. I saw them in Madison WI. Loved seeing them play.
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Reply #126 posted 06/17/17 6:31pm

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Doozer said:

My wife and I saw the San Antonio show last night. It was 98 degrees and humid waiting for the doors to open at 7 pm. Welcome to south Texas! The show was GREAT. We stood 3 feet from the stage the entire night. Wendy sat on the edge of the stage arm's length away from us for some awesome guitar work during Controversy / Mutiny. I disagree with those not thrilled with Stokely's guest vocals. He was great, confident but also a bit humble. They had him out on songs none of the band could sing anyway (Let's Work). He led the party during the encore (I Would Die 4 U and Baby I'm a Star") but didn't purposefully upstage the band at all. We bought meet and greet passes after the show. These guys are so approachable and appreciative, especially Wendy and Bobby Z. We got all of their autographs and photos with the band. They made a point numerous times of saying they just want the music to be heard and for it to live on. This is not a cash grab or an opportunity tour. It's a true reunion to honor a fallen leader. Wendy in particular spent a ton of time with younger fans (meaning peeps younger than us!) and asked as many questions of us as we did of her. She wanted to engage people and initiated hugs herself. My wife and I each got more than one. Support these guys if you can. They played their hearts out and really focused on the work they did together with Prince. And seeing Wendy and Lisa play SISIA alone on stage is really touching. They loved Prince and continue to. Soak it in while you can. [Edited 6/17/17 9:24am]

Couldn't of said it better myself, Doozer. The SA show and time at the meet and greet were special indeed. Their sincererity was evident in every song they played and reiterated afterwards in the conversations post gig.

"be glad that you are free, many a man is not"
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Reply #127 posted 06/18/17 5:07pm

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I saw them in Austin on Saturday, April 17th.

WOW - what a complete surprise. I went in with lower expectiations based on clips I saw from the most recent 1st ave show. But I went last night and I found out that:

The Revolution are as good as ever, and they are 1000% viable as a band in 2017 and beyond.

We all wish Prince was still here on earth. But he's not, and I guarantee you, the energy & love happening on this Revolution tour are causing him to smile in heaven.

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The set list is extraordinary in sequencing & pace.

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The best surprise in a night of surprises: Brown Mark playing flawlessly and hitting all the old dance steps. My appreciation for Prince & co's live stage choreograpyhy has been growing steadily, and after seeing Brown Mark live on stage bust all his moves while playing, just a few dozen feet from me (I had balcony seats and could see every step) -- I understand in a visceral way how much it brings to the performance.

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The train started with Computer Blue -- complete with a snipped of "Poor computer, it's time someone programmed you" towards the end. Then the whole thing took flight for the heavens with Mountains. And then it kept on from strength to strength for another 1h 45m. Every Prince fan should see & hear Wendy & Lisa perform Sometimes It Snows In April.

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Musically, The Revolution has often functioned as a funk engine chugging along behind Prince. Now that they're all older, you can absolutely hear the mature musicians' timing in their playing -- they are more in the pocket now than ever. Wendy's swung rhythm guitar against the straight angular drum patterns is more pronounced than ever, producing an absolutely unique, purple funk that's even better than their 80s-era performance to my ears. Wendy was an absolute beast on rhythm guitar last night.

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I wept a few different times -- Mountains for the sheer joy, SISIA for sublime moments & rememberance of Tracy/PRN, Purple Rain for cleansing. It was a wake & a celebration.

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I sincerely hope The Revolution continue doing this as long as they can -- and next time, bring Sheila E, St. Paul, Susannah, Eric, Jellybean et. al. along for a Sheila / fDeluxe / Revolution combo bill.

[Edited 6/18/17 17:07pm]

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Reply #128 posted 06/19/17 8:00am

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Here is an AWESOME story. There must be something in the water in San Antonio, because that's where my daughter sang with Prince the first time when she was 8. Watch the video in the link, it has great stuff with the young girl with Wendy and Lisa:

http://www.kens5.com/news.../449822140

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Reply #129 posted 06/19/17 11:43am

CoolMF

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Concur -

Saw them in Houston last night!

Was a nice intimate venue- the only bad experience was one person at the merchandise table.

Was great to see them do Our Destiny and Roadhouse Garden.

Setlist was same as other shows on the tour:

Computer Blue

America

Mountains

Automatic

Take Me With U

Uptown

DMSR

Our Destiny

Roadhouse Garden

Raspberry Beret

Erotic City

Let's Work

1999

Paisley Park

Controversy

Sometimes It Snows In April

Let's Go Crazy

Delirious

Kiss

When Doves Cry

Purple Rain

I Would Die 4 U

Baby I'm a Star

Best show I've seen in a long time.

Great show, but Mountains alone made the whole night worth it (with DMSR coming in a close 2nd).

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Reply #130 posted 06/20/17 8:51am

Doozer

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RodeoSchro said:

Here is an AWESOME story. There must be something in the water in San Antonio, because that's where my daughter sang with Prince the first time when she was 8. Watch the video in the link, it has great stuff with the young girl with Wendy and Lisa:

http://www.kens5.com/news.../449822140


It was a very cute moment. Here's my photo of her on stage during Raspberry Beret:



When they got to the verse "Built like she was, she had the nerve to ask me if I planned to do her any harm," Wendy put her hand up to indicate to the girl that "she'd take this part." It was precious.

No offense to the girl or her mom, who we also met briefly…but the KENS5 story blew it out of proportion a bit as far as the young lady's performing talents go. She was simply a cute 7 year old in Prince-inspired attire on stage, softly singing.

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Reply #131 posted 06/20/17 9:55am

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Doozer said:

RodeoSchro said:

Here is an AWESOME story. There must be something in the water in San Antonio, because that's where my daughter sang with Prince the first time when she was 8. Watch the video in the link, it has great stuff with the young girl with Wendy and Lisa:

http://www.kens5.com/news.../449822140


It was a very cute moment. Here's my photo of her on stage during Raspberry Beret:



When they got to the verse "Built like she was, she had the nerve to ask me if I planned to do her any harm," Wendy put her hand up to indicate to the girl that "she'd take this part." It was precious.

No offense to the girl or her mom, who we also met briefly…but the KENS5 story blew it out of proportion a bit as far as the young lady's performing talents go. She was simply a cute 7 year old in Prince-inspired attire on stage, softly singing.



Nice, thank you that picture!

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Reply #132 posted 06/21/17 9:48am

2045RadicalMat
tZ

Anybody going to the Los Angeles Show Friday Night?

"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #133 posted 06/22/17 6:38pm

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Not going to the LA show, but headed to downtown San Diego right now!!! House of Blues will be rockin tonight!!!!

Make it so, Number One...
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Reply #134 posted 06/23/17 11:24am

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Finally getting back to the Org -- I really enjoyed the show in Dallas! Wendy seemed to be angry at her guitar all night, not sure what the issue was cause it sounded fine for the most part.

I hope to see them tour again, and would love to get some more Parade material. Regardless, glad I got to see them at least once!

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Reply #135 posted 06/23/17 6:52pm

Flirt1

UncleJam said:

Not going to the LA show, but headed to downtown San Diego right now!!! House of Blues will be rockin tonight!!!!


Did you enjoy the show in San Diego?
I was 4 rows from the stage. Loved it so much. I thought Brownmark was unbelievable.
The fans were so friendly.
When the band sang SISIA with our help the quiet sincerity of the crowd's voice brought many men and women to tears.
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Reply #136 posted 06/23/17 6:59pm

Flirt1

Flirt1 said:

UncleJam said:

Not going to the LA show, but headed to downtown San Diego right now!!! House of Blues will be rockin tonight!!!!


Did you enjoy the show in San Diego?
I was 4 rows from the stage. Loved it so much. I thought Brownmark was unbelievable.
The fans were so friendly.
When the band sang SISIA with our help the quiet sincerity of the crowd's voice brought many men and women to tears.

Forgot to say including me.
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Reply #137 posted 06/24/17 3:09am

2045RadicalMat
tZ

Pretty fantastic gig tonight at the Wiltern....

PRINCESS guest spot per4ming "When U Were Mine" i was pretty thrilled. And yes it did get testy with the feelings. Esp SISIA ...but i sang my heart out like a damn fool for the dude..and the band
"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #138 posted 06/26/17 8:10am

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Here's a review from the concert I attended.

Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live

by SLIS on JUNE 18, 2017 in CONCERT, MUSIC, REVIEW

Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live: reunited group pay tribute to their founder at Austin performance.

★★★★★

Shall we begin? Yes Lisa.”

Those infamous spoken word lyrics to Prince and The Revolution’s Computer Blue kicked off The Revolution’s set this weekend at Austin’s ACL Live.

Here's a review from the concert I attended.

Prince’s legendary backing band have reunited and taken to the road in tribute to their late founder, and it was a moving and celebratory dance party for all that attended.

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The band, featuring original members Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, Brown Mark and Matt Fink wowed the crowd with a deep dish of His Purple Majesty’s classic hits and deep cuts.

In many ways the show seemed like a daring experiment: how does one put on a Prince show without Prince? The answer could have been opportunistic or deeply misguided, but in the hands of such dynamic musicians we never should have worried–his spirit was felt and honored throughout the entire scorching set.

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The handling of vocal duties shifted throughout the night–Melvoin and Mark often traded vocals on tracks like Mountains, Raspberry Beret and America, in-between shredding on guitar and bass (respectively), while guest vocalist Stokely Williams (Mint Condition) lent his smooth falsetto on high-energy hits including Let’s Go Crazy, When Doves Cry and I Would Die 4 U.

Melvoin weaved storytelling throughout the show, telling the audience they could visit Prince’s Paisley Park studio complex through his music if they couldn’t make the trek–before launching into the candy-colored psychedelic number of the same name.

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She also encouraged the audience to help her sing a beautiful and soulful rendition ofSometimes It Snows In April. It was an emotional moment, and for good reason. Not only does that song m...e on death, but it references the very month he passed away.

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Many in the crowd were openly moved–and it was the lone moment when they stopped dancing, lending the solemnity required to a track that ended with Melvoin crooning: all good things, they say, never last/And love, it isn’t love until it’s past.

.

Everyone in the group had their moment to shine–Melvoin’s incendiary guitar chops were on full display, while Coleman and Fink (wearing his patented surgeon scrubs) weaved funky sonic textures with their syncopated synths. And Mark was a man in constant motion, slapping his bass with as much effort as his fancy footwork. And throughout it all Bobby Z’s provided the group’s kinetic, pulsing heartbeat.

.

Elsewhere the group referenced the turbulent times of the day (with synapse-frying precision on America, 1999 and Controversy). The set was appropriately Purple Rain centric, including the slinky Let’s Go Crazy B-side Erotic City and a chill-inducing take on the soundtrack’s title track, which had the crowd doing their best to match Prince’s euphoric falsetto crescendo.

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The band covered pretty much every vintage Prince hit they were associated with, with the curious exception of Little Red Corvette, and controversial gem Darling Nikki, but that’s nitpicking. The crowd was enraptured and smiling throughout–it was one of the most genial audiences I’ve ever been a part of.

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The Revolution’s performance served as a joyous party, poetic tribute and moving musical eulogy to the man who was their creative nucleus. While his presence is irreplaceable, they did more than do him justice, while shining a light on how their inventive musicianship helped fuel his genius and bring their collaborative vision to life.

.

Revolution ACL Set List:

Computer Blue
America
Mountains
Automatic
Take Me With U
Uptown
D.M.S.R.
Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
Raspberry Beret
Erotic City
Let’s Work
1999
Paisley Park
Controversy
Sometimes It Snows in April
Let’s Go Crazy
Delirious
Kiss
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain

Encore:
I Would Die 4 U
Baby I’m a Star

[Edited 6/26/17 8:12am]

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Reply #139 posted 06/26/17 6:50pm

TheAStarr

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purplethunder3121 said:

Here's a review from the concert I attended.


Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live


by SLIS on JUNE 18, 2017 in CONCERT, MUSIC, REVIEW



Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live: reunited group pay tribute to their founder at Austin performance.


★★★★★


Shall we begin? Yes Lisa.”


Those infamous spoken word lyrics to Prince and The Revolution’s Computer Blue kicked off The Revolution’s set this weekend at Austin’s ACL Live.



Here's a review from the concert I attended.



Prince’s legendary backing band have reunited and taken to the road in tribute to their late founder, and it was a moving and celebratory dance party for all that attended.


.


The band, featuring original members Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, Brown Mark and Matt Fink wowed the crowd with a deep dish of His Purple Majesty’s classic hits and deep cuts.


In many ways the show seemed like a daring experiment: how does one put on a Prince show without Prince? The answer could have been opportunistic or deeply misguided, but in the hands of such dynamic musicians we never should have worried–his spirit was felt and honored throughout the entire scorching set.





Wendy-and-Lisa-ACL.jpg?resize=321%2C228



Stokely-Williams-ACL-Live-e1497830402905.jpg?resize=171%2C228





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The handling of vocal duties shifted throughout the night–Melvoin and Mark often traded vocals on tracks like Mountains, Raspberry Beret and America, in-between shredding on guitar and bass (respectively), while guest vocalist Stokely Williams (Mint Condition) lent his smooth falsetto on high-energy hits including Let’s Go Crazy, When Doves Cry and I Would Die 4 U.


Melvoin weaved storytelling throughout the show, telling the audience they could visit Prince’s Paisley Park studio complex through his music if they couldn’t make the trek–before launching into the candy-colored psychedelic number of the same name.


.


She also encouraged the audience to help her sing a beautiful and soulful rendition ofSometimes It Snows In April. It was an emotional moment, and for good reason. Not only does that song m...e on death, but it references the very month he passed away.


.


Many in the crowd were openly moved–and it was the lone moment when they stopped dancing, lending the solemnity required to a track that ended with Melvoin crooning: all good things, they say, never last/And love, it isn’t love until it’s past.


.


Everyone in the group had their moment to shine–Melvoin’s incendiary guitar chops were on full display, while Coleman and Fink (wearing his patented surgeon scrubs) weaved funky sonic textures with their syncopated synths. And Mark was a man in constant motion, slapping his bass with as much effort as his fancy footwork. And throughout it all Bobby Z’s provided the group’s kinetic, pulsing heartbeat.


.


Elsewhere the group referenced the turbulent times of the day (with synapse-frying precision on America, 1999 and Controversy). The set was appropriately Purple Rain centric, including the slinky Let’s Go Crazy B-side Erotic City and a chill-inducing take on the soundtrack’s title track, which had the crowd doing their best to match Prince’s euphoric falsetto crescendo.


.


The band covered pretty much every vintage Prince hit they were associated with, with the curious exception of Little Red Corvette, and controversial gem Darling Nikki, but that’s nitpicking. The crowd was enraptured and smiling throughout–it was one of the most genial audiences I’ve ever been a part of.


.


The Revolution’s performance served as a joyous party, poetic tribute and moving musical eulogy to the man who was their creative nucleus. While his presence is irreplaceable, they did more than do him justice, while shining a light on how their inventive musicianship helped fuel his genius and bring their collaborative vision to life.


.


Revolution ACL Set List:


Computer Blue
America
Mountains
Automatic
Take Me With U
Uptown
D.M.S.R.
Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
Raspberry Beret
Erotic City
Let’s Work
1999
Paisley Park
Controversy
Sometimes It Snows in April
Let’s Go Crazy
Delirious
Kiss
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain


Encore:
I Would Die 4 U
Baby I’m a Star



[Edited 6/26/17 8:12am]


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YUP. What this said. Sidenote good in san antonio but ACL WAS OFF THE HOOK...AND Dance party to follow. 😎
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Little Red Corvette. NOT omitting it like an oops we forgot that one. There MUST have been discussion to play or not to play. There is a reason why they arent playing it. So i dont have to search my Brain DB for possibilities? Someone here just knows i have no doubt. I am feeling just like Windows 95 this week.
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Reply #140 posted 06/27/17 12:38pm

CoolMF

I'm still tripping off of the show but the thing that I enjoyed the most was that, unlike hardly any shows that I see these days, all of the songs were played full length- not medley arrangements. As a hardcore fan, that made the experience all the more enjoyable considering that they could've gotten away with a "1st verse/chrous only" setlist and still have a strong 45 minute show.

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