MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Prince’s most-popular backing band is reassembling in the wake of his shocking death.

Members of the “Purple Rain” era of Prince and The Revolution plan to play a series of shows in the near future.

The announcement was made Tuesday in a video on the Facebook page of BrownMark, Prince’s former bassist.

The video begins with five people claiming to be members of The Revolution’s heyday: Mark “BrownMark” Brown, Robert “Bobby Z.” Rivkin, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Matt “Doctor” Fink.

The five people then switch places with the real band members and make the announcement.

“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. “Thank you, and see you soon.”

The Revolution was formed in 1983 after guitarist Dez Dickerson quit Prince’s band during a religious awakening.

The band supported Prince on the albums “Purple Rain,” “Around The World In A Day” and “Parade,” as well as the three tours to support the albums. He disbanded The Revolution in 1986.

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