The Revolution formed in 1979 when Prince joined drummer,
Bobby Z and keyboardist Matt Fink.
The Revolution was credited on three Prince studio-albums, Purple Rain, Around the World In a Day and Parade while some members also played on 1999. Together, they earned multiple #1 hits, as well as two Grammy® Awards and an Oscar, with the song “Purple Rain,”
for Best Original Song Score in 1985.
When they were approached to perform at Paisley Park on the first anniversary of Prince’s death, they decided it was time to take The Revolution back on the road. “I think everybody in the Revolution is singular, not like anybody else,” says Melvoin, “So while we still have a shot at getting that same feeling, let’s do it with as much grace and integrity as we can. We’re still a band, still vital human beings, so let’s play this stuff before we can’t anymore.”