Prince's Music Gets a Second Life After His Death

His band The Revolution announced that it will reunite for some shows.

ByLUCHINA FISHER
April 27, 2016, 12:57 PM

— -- Prince is gone, but his music lives on.

Following the impromptu dance parties and on-stage tributes that have sprung up since the iconic musician's passing last week, his former band The Revolution has announced it will be reuniting to perform some live shows.

Five members of the band, including guitarist Wendy Melvoin and keyboardist Lisa Coleman, made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday.

"We have decided after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince that we would like to come out and do some shows," Melvoin said.

She added that the group wanted to let fans know "we'll be there soon," but gave no details about when and where.

Melvoin and Coleman, who were known as Wendy and Lisa, began working with Prince and The Revolution in the early 1980s, and gained fame, along with the band, with the release of "Purple Rain."

Their announcement follows the recent announcement by Warner Bros. and AMC Theaters that the film "Purple Rain" will expand into more than 200 theaters this Friday. The 1984 cult classic first returned to the big screen last weekend following Prince's death and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, sold out on most of the 87 screens where it played.

Prince died at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, on April 21. He was 57.

Since his death, there have been musical tributes from Bruce Springsteen to the cast of "Hamilton," as well as dance parties at Harlem's Apollo Theater and outside of Spike Lee's Brooklyn home.

Two of the late artist's albums rocketed back to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The "Very Best of Prince," a 2001 compilation featuring well-known tracks like "1999," "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," is currently No. 1 on the chart, with "Purple Rain" at No. 2.

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