Prince has gotten the old band back together, albeit under tragic circumstances.
Months after “Little Red Corvette” singer Prince’s death at age 57, his former group, The Revolution, performed a tribute show for the singer on Thursday.
The show took place at famed Minneapolis club First Avenue, where much of Prince’s 1984 film “Purple Rain” was filmed.
“I encourage every one of you to take every one of these songs and make them your own,” guitarist Wendy Melvoin told the crowd at the show’s start. Among Prince’s chestnuts performed were “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Baby I’m a Star,” “Purple Rain,” “Kiss” and “When Doves Cry,” according to Rolling Stone.
Prince died in April at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, of what was later determined to be an overdose of the opioid painkiller Fentanyl. His death occurred just days after his plane was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing so the musician could be treated for an overdose of Percocet.
The late singer’s famous Paisley Park estate will open for public tours in October. In a statement, Prince’s family said that the new museum “will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it.”
Dearly beloved, let’s gather here and get through these videos from the show.