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UPDATED: The Revolution announce tour dates

The Revolution perform at First Avenue on Sept. 1, 2016 (Nate Ryan/MPR)

The Revolution have announced four late-April tour dates in major U.S. cities. The shows — in Chicago (Metro, April 23), D.C. (Fillmore Silver Spring, April 27), New York City (B.B. King’s, April 28), and Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts, April 29) — will follow the band’s scheduled performance at the Paisley Park Celebration (April 20-23). The dates mark the first time the band have ever toured together without Prince.

Updated, March 6: The Revolution have extended their tour to a full 24-show U.S. trek, running through July 15. “When we played those shows, I choked up every single night,” said bassist Brownmark in a statement to Rolling Stone. “But now, I’m past that stage of it — now I’m looking at my happy times, remembering being a kid, joining this huge band and starting out a journey in my life I did not ever expect.” Full tour dates are below, with ticket information TBA:

April 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park
April 23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 27 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 28 – New York, NY @ B.B. King’s
April 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 3 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 4 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
May 12 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
May 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 20 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
May 21 – Toronto, Ont @ Phoenix Theatre
June 14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
June 15 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
June 16 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
June 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
June 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
July 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 13 – Reno, NV @ Artown
July 14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
July 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Prince’s collaborators in the 1980s, made most famous through their appearance in Purple Rain, the Revolution reunited last fall for three shows at First Avenue. The Celebration will mark the first time all three of Prince’s major bands — the Revolution, the New Power Generation, and (members of) 3RDEYEGIRL — will share a bill.

Tickets for the April tour dates go on sale this Friday, Feb. 10. Tickets for Celebration 2017 are now on sale via Paisley Park.

Revolution tour flyer