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Reply #30 posted 06/17/17 6:41am

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My wife and I saw The Revolution in San Antonio last night. Great set, hyped crowd, awesome show. We were in standing room only at the foot of the stage the entire show. Wendy sat right in front of us for some awesome guitar work during Controversy / Mutiny.

We paid for an after-concert meet and greet and spent 20-30 minutes with the band backstage. They couldn't have been more approachable and appreciative.

I can't believe I got to give Wendy a hug and tell her "Thank you for Mountains."

We took photos with the band and got all of their autographs. Bobby Z's wife is with them as well. Beautiful and kind woman!

Will post photos asap. Go see these guys if you have a chance.
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Reply #31 posted 06/17/17 11:12am

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I won't double-post my photos from the June 16, 2017 concert here, but wanted to point to where they are in another thread:

http://prince.org/msg/12/441742?pg=5

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Reply #32 posted 06/18/17 9:46am

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Pro shot photos of the Revolution in San Antonio June 16, 2017:

http://m.mysanantonio.com...146696.php
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Reply #33 posted 06/20/17 8:59am

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Pro shot photos of the Revolution in San Antonio June 16, 2017: http://m.mysanantonio.com...146696.php

Thanks 4 sharing thoses

WOW

nice venue, he Aztec

I can tell those are people who know how to have fun and appreciate what the music and times mean

Did this young flower sing on stage with the band:Raspberry Beret?

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Reply #34 posted 06/20/17 10:02am

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It is a very cool venue - and not even the best small-ish (2000 or so) theater in San Antonio, It was a great show and honestly, it was loud as hell in there. The crowd went nuts for 2 hours straight.

OldFriends4Sale said:

Doozer said:

Pro shot photos of the Revolution in San Antonio June 16, 2017: http://m.mysanantonio.com...146696.php

Thanks 4 sharing thoses

WOW

nice venue, he Aztec

I can tell those are people who know how to have fun and appreciate what the music and times mean

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Reply #35 posted 06/20/17 10:56am

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Doozer said:

It is a very cool venue - and not even the best small-ish (2000 or so) theater in San Antonio, It was a great show and honestly, it was loud as hell in there. The crowd went nuts for 2 hours straight.

OldFriends4Sale said:

Thanks 4 sharing thoses

WOW

nice venue, he Aztec

I can tell those are people who know how to have fun and appreciate what the music and times mean

it looks like the place Whitney Houston performed at in the movie Bodyguard

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Reply #36 posted 06/20/17 8:24pm

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My wife and I saw The Revolution in San Antonio last night. Great set, hyped crowd, awesome show. We were in standing room only at the foot of the stage the entire show. Wendy sat right in front of us for some awesome guitar work during Controversy / Mutiny. We paid for an after-concert meet and greet and spent 20-30 minutes with the band backstage. They couldn't have been more approachable and appreciative. I can't believe I got to give Wendy a hug and tell her "Thank you for Mountains." We took photos with the band and got all of their autographs. Bobby Z's wife is with them as well. Beautiful and kind woman! Will post photos asap. Go see these guys if you have a chance.

Heyyyy!!!!

It's nice to have been in the same room for a couple of hours. I was in the front row as well...got a lot of great shots of Wendy...

I also did the meet and greet.

I saw myself in three picturs from that san antonio link in there...smile

I went to see them all the way from El Paso Texas...I figured that if they weren't coming to town, I was going to them! smile So glad I did. I bought the tour book from the 80s that I got from ebay a few years ago.

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Reply #37 posted 06/21/17 5:41am

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Doozer said:


My wife and I saw The Revolution in San Antonio last night. Great set, hyped crowd, awesome show. We were in standing room only at the foot of the stage the entire show. Wendy sat right in front of us for some awesome guitar work during Controversy / Mutiny. We paid for an after-concert meet and greet and spent 20-30 minutes with the band backstage. They couldn't have been more approachable and appreciative. I can't believe I got to give Wendy a hug and tell her "Thank you for Mountains." We took photos with the band and got all of their autographs. Bobby Z's wife is with them as well. Beautiful and kind woman! Will post photos asap. Go see these guys if you have a chance.

Heyyyy!!!!


It's nice to have been in the same room for a couple of hours. I was in the front row as well...got a lot of great shots of Wendy...


I also did the meet and greet.


I saw myself in three picturs from that san antonio link in there...smile


I went to see them all the way from El Paso Texas...I figured that if they weren't coming to town, I was going to them! smile So glad I did. I bought the tour book from the 80s that I got from ebay a few years ago.



I remember you at the meet and greet! Wendy was appropriately impressed that you came all the way from El Paso. But, if you're not from Texas, I don't think you fully understand how long of a trip that is. Did you drive home after the show?
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Reply #38 posted 06/25/17 8:55am

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Thank you to #warnerbros, @officialspikelee and #neuehouse for the funky time! Watching our #princeandtherevolution performance from '85 was such an incredible thrill! #therevolution #purplerain #princefam #losangeles

Spike said he'd be Lisa! She is out of town


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Reply #39 posted 06/25/17 8:55am

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http://www.vibe.com/2017/...on-prince/

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What is your favorite song from that album to play?
I love playing “Computer Blue,” I love the energy in it, I love the bassline, it’s very unrecognizable, but you feel it. It’s just there. I love the way the groove drives. Then, we go into the father song, in the middle, there’s a little piece that he got from his dad. It covers so many different levels of our personality. You really hear The Revolution in that track, more than the others if you ask me. Some of the band members, they beg to differ, but to me, “Computer Blue” is a full blossom of The Revolution, and what we are, as Prince’s band. What we’re capable of.

What songs elicit a pretty strong reaction from the crowd every time you play it?
Wow. Wow. You know what? I would say it’s 90 percent of the show. The crowd is absolutely baffling. The love and the energy we get from them when we hit the stage is phenomenal. They know every single word. They know parts we forgot, and they’ll remind us. [Laughs] It was “When Doves Cry,” and since Prince isn’t there, we don’t sing verbatim. We don’t sing it like Prince would sing it, but the crowd fills in all the holes. All the ad-libs, the vocal parts. I just sit on stage and I just have to smile, because they’re filling in all the blanks that Prince would do. So I think all of them are favorites. All of them elicit reactions.

And they all hit someone in a different way. Everyone reacts to songs differently, depending on the experience they have with it.
Yeah, and I think when we came up we touched a lot of lives, because we were in that crossover of life. The 80s were a very different time period. If you didn’t grow up in the 80s, you didn’t know, but the racial tension, the sexual revolution, the music revolution, everything was a revolution. Even for black artists to cross over into white genres…there was a punch through where we were starting to break the barriers of race, even in that industry. There were so many things going on in that industry, so Prince and The Revolution was such an integral part of people’s childhoods, that a lot of fans come up to me and are like, ‘you saved my life,’ and I’m like ‘how do we save lives? I don’t understand that!’ I’m starting to learn that so many people go through so many different things in life, and sometimes, music is the only memory that they have of how they got through that time period. That’s what makes it so powerful. The success of this tour, that’s where it’s coming from. The memories that people want to relive, that they felt back then.

What does it feel like to go back on tour together?
It’s a joy. We’ve always talked to each other. Through the decades, we’ve always kept in communication with each other and Prince. I’ve been out to Paisley probably eight times within the past ten years, where he would fly me out. We’d kick the breeze, jam, do whatever. We developed this strong, close-knit family where we have a deep love for one another. When we’re together on the road, it’s almost like a road trip. “Hey, family vacation, let’s all get on the road together and play music.” That’s what it’s like. We laugh, we have a great time with each other. Right now we’re on a week break, we head back out in a couple of days for Madison [Wisconsin], but we’ve been on the phone every day. I was on with them until two o’clock this morning. It’s funny how we’re inseparable, it’s amazing.

What was the energy level like at Paisley Park for the recent Prince Anniversary concert?
It was bittersweet. That was a roller coaster of emotions. Paisley’s different. They made it out of a museum, so walking in there, the place where he died, the place where he lived…that was bittersweet, very bittersweet, an emotional roller coaster. When we hit the stage, we’re professionals, we did our job, and that was to entertain.

At the same time, it’s very emotional, so it affects our energy. Some songs will drop to this low point, so what we have done was arrange the set list. We know our emotional points, so we arranged the set list so when people get down, we immediately pick them back up. “Hey, Prince is gone, but guess what? He’d want us to celebrate this.” That’s what Prince was. He was an entertainer and he loved to entertain. He wasn’t into the moping and feeling sorry for, he was the kind of guy that would say, if he could speak to us right now, ‘get out of the corner, stop whining, stop crying about what happened. Get out there and help these people heal.’ That’s what he would tell us to do. He would say, ‘play, show them. Give them back that energy. Let them experience that.’ That’s what he would tell us to do.

Has the healing process started to get a little bit easier, though?
Totally. Totally. The more we play, the more we heal. The more we watch other people heal from this, the effects are phenomenal. I get emails every single day with an outpouring of gratitude for what we’re doing. That alone is a healing, because it helps to realize even in his death, he still lives through all of us. We carry his torch now. What Paisley’s doing, what the family’s doing…they gotta work that out. As Prince’s musical family, The Revolution, we’re carrying that torch. We know that we’re carrying that torch and that we’re helping people who loved him dearly heal from a tragic loss. That was tragic. Prince became everyone’s brother and sister. So, when he left, it punched a hole in all of our hearts that was very effective, and it hurt to a degree that was unexplainable.

Us, to have the ability to relive who and what he was, what he represented, it helps a lot of people. I started throwing certain cities “after parties,” and the reason I did that is because that’s what Prince used to do. The effect has been awesome. People have been so grateful that I’m doing that, and so we’re starting to learn more about the healing process and how we can help people in bigger ways. That’s our goal, strictly our goal for being out here. Plus, it helps us as a family the more we heal. The more we play the music.

How are you going to remember Prince as a worker and as a person?
Prince is my genius brother. He is my genius brother that I’ll never forget, and I’ll see him again. I’m confident of that. I’ll see him again and I love him dearly, and I love what he gave to me in life. He gave me a vision, he gave me work ethic. He gave me everything I needed to survive in this world without a father, because I grew up without a father. He was my big brother, and he made sure that I was taken care of in my journey, knowledge-wise.

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Reply #40 posted 06/25/17 8:57am

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What an incredible week! We've had an incredible run of shows, awesome publicity and yesterday saw the re-release of Purple Rain. We'd also like to give a shout out to our friend Stokley Williams of Mint Condition, who has been jumping out on stage to sing some songs with us this tour. His new album came out yesterday. Check it out! — with BrownMark, Wendy & Lisa, Bobby 'Z' Rivkin, Matt Fink and Stokley.

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Reply #41 posted 06/25/17 9:16am

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Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince's soon-to-be reissued 'Purple Rain'

Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman talks about the expanded reissue coming Friday.
By Jon Bream Star Tribune
June 17, 2017 — 7:09pm

http://www.startribune.co...428738003/

On Prince’s involvement with this repackaging, which was reportedly in the works before his death in April 2016

“It was hard for him to ever look backwards,” Coleman said. “I can’t imagine him being involved in it. But who knows? He was such a control freak.”

Nevertheless, she felt “he’d be proud of it. They [Warner Bros.] made smart choices as far as what bonus tracks to include.”

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Reply #42 posted 06/26/17 8:02am

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Doozer said:

My wife and I saw The Revolution in San Antonio last night. Great set, hyped crowd, awesome show. We were in standing room only at the foot of the stage the entire show. Wendy sat right in front of us for some awesome guitar work during Controversy / Mutiny. We paid for an after-concert meet and greet and spent 20-30 minutes with the band backstage. They couldn't have been more approachable and appreciative. I can't believe I got to give Wendy a hug and tell her "Thank you for Mountains." We took photos with the band and got all of their autographs. Bobby Z's wife is with them as well. Beautiful and kind woman! Will post photos asap. Go see these guys if you have a chance.

I went to the Austin concert at the ACL. Great crowd there, too, and the Revolution responded to the energy and appreciation with an enthusiastic performance. What a cathartic experience! And I wouldn't want to see any other vocalist but Stokley added to the mix.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Elsewhere the group referenced the turbulent times of the day (with synapse-frying precision on America, 1999 andControversy). 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.

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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 8:19am]

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What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #45 posted 07/01/17 3:28pm

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Is there ever a discussion about what the future holds for them? I.E. are they going to record new material on their own, continue touring year after year, playing music from Prince's catalogue?

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Is there ever a discussion about what the future holds for them? I.E. are they going to record new material on their own, continue touring year after year, playing music from Prince's catalogue?

From all the interviews, and quotes and posts. This is a moment thing. Fans are asking they are travelling.

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Think about this. Prince died. No one thought he would(for whatever mythical reason) It is always a reminder and wake up call, that tomorrow is not promised. They are having fun they are helping people say goodbye they are rejoicing with the fans of the music.

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It has literally only been 2months and a few days that they have been doing this.

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What's the matter with your life
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What's the matter with your life
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