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Prince's 1980s band hits the road for memorial tour

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/20/2017 By JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1985 file photo, pop vocalist Prince holds up a hand as he and his band The Revolution accept the American Music Award for best single "When Doves Cry" in Los Angeles. The Revolution is preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, April 21, 2017, at Paisley Park in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, on the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental painkiller overdose. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1985 file photo, pop vocalist Prince holds up a hand as he and his band The Revolution accept the American Music Award for best single "When Doves Cry" in Los Angeles. The Revolution is preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, April 21, 2017, at Paisley Park in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, on the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental painkiller overdose. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago.

Bassist BrownMark, left, answers a question as the original members of Prince's 1980's band, The Revolution, from second left, guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboarders Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman and drummer Bobby Z, look on during an interview, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. The group is preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental overdose. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) © The Associated Press Bassist BrownMark, left, answers a question as the original members of Prince's 1980's band, The Revolution, from second left, guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboarders Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman and drummer Bobby Z, look on during an interview, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. The group is preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental overdose. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

When Prince died of an accidental painkiller overdose, members of The Revolution were mourning at a Minneapolis hotel and made an impromptu video, promising to reunite for shows honoring their one-time flamboyant front man. After three sold-out shows at the fabled First Avenue nightclub (the setting of Prince's hit 1984 movie "Purple Rain") in September, The Revolution is back, preparing to kick off a tour Friday at Paisley Park in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen on the anniversary of Prince's death.

Keyboarder Matt Fink, right, and bassist BrownMark prepare for rehearsal after the original members of Prince's 1980's band, The Revolution, were interviewed Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at a studio in Minneapolis. The group is back, preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental painkiller overdose. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) © The Associated Press Keyboarder Matt Fink, right, and bassist BrownMark prepare for rehearsal after the original members of Prince's 1980's band, The Revolution, were interviewed Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at a studio in Minneapolis. The group is back, preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental painkiller overdose. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The tour includes stops in Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco before ending in Seattle on July 15.

Bassist BrownMark, left, jokes around with guitarist Wendy Melvoin as the original members of Prince's 1980's band, The Revolution, prepared for an interview Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. The group is preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental painkiller overdose. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bassist BrownMark, left, jokes around with guitarist Wendy Melvoin as the original members of Prince's 1980's band, The Revolution, prepared for an interview Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. The group is preparing to kick off a spring U.S. tour with a performance Friday, the first anniversary of the Prince's death from an accidental painkiller overdose. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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