Prince’s old band plans to reunite for ‘some shows’

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Musician Prince is seen on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince’s old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death.

Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday.

Five band members appear in the video, sitting on a couch. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin says the group’s members decided, after spending “three or four days together” grieving Prince’s death, that they would like to “come out and do some shows.”

She says the group wants to let fans know “we’ll be there soon,” but gave no details.

Drummer Bobby Z told the Star Tribune he’s “happy it’s good news” but declined further comment.

None of the members could immediately be reached by The Associated Press for comment.

The Revolution gained fame as Prince’s band during his hit 1984 movie “Purple Rain.”

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