Mar 09, 2018 at 9:00 PM
The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino
The Revolution, the band Prince himself formed, will perform its award-winning music at the SugarHouse Casino Event Center on Friday, March 9, at 9 p.m.
The Revolution, consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink, is legendary for its powerful live shows, merging funk, rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues, pop and psychedelic genres. The band rose to international fame in the mid-1980s with its certified platinum album, “Purple Rain” by Prince and The Revolution, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart in 1984 and selling more than 13 million copies.
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,” “Controversy,” “Dirty Mind” and “Sign o’ the Times.” Together, they earned multiple No. 1 hits, as well as two Grammy® Awards, three American Music Awards and an Oscar for the song “Purple Rain” as Best Original Song Score in 1985.
Upon the sudden and tragic passing of Prince in April 2016, the band reunited again to honor the musical genius who inspired its success. In November 2016, “Purple Rain” by Prince and The Revolution won Best Soundtrack of the Year at the American Music Awards, 32 years after its initial release, proving it to be an enduring classic album.