The Revolution

A Winter Circle Production

The Revolution

w/ support from DJ Soul Sister

Thu ยท February 22, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$39.50 - $64.50

This event is all ages

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The Revolution
The Revolution
The Revolution -- Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink -- is most commonly known as the versatile band behind the music icon, Prince. Merging funk, rock n' roll, rhythm and blues, pop & psychedelia genres, the band is considered to be one of the most successful music acts of all time. The Revolution rose to international fame and prominence in the mid 1980s with Purple Rain, a rock operatic project centered around Prince that catapulted him and the group to instant stardom. The project consisted of two parts: a studio film and an accompanying soundtrack/album. The film was a box office smash hit, while the soundtrack is regarded by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. The record, Purple Rain, was recently inducted into the Library of Congress to be persevered for generations to come. After the summer of 1985, The Revolution soon found themselves to be a global phenomenon, following the release of the film and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

To this day, the album Purple Rain is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold more than 13 million copies in the United States alone, and the film continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world. In November 2016, the album won Best Soundtrack of the Year at the American Music Awards, 32 years after its initial release, a testament to the true artistry of the band. It is a feat no other band has accomplished to this day.

The Revolution have achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Purple Rain and Around the World in a Day), multiple top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and have won numerous awards, including three Grammys & the three American Music Awards. The band officially disbanded in late 1986 after the Parade Tour, which supported the soundtrack for Prince's second film, Under the Cherry Moon.

However The Revolution remained close to each other through out the years and reunited on a few occasions with Prince's blessing, most notably for the American Heart Association in early 2012 after drummer, Z, suffered a near fatal heart attack.

Following the tragic, sudden passing of their fearless leader in April 2016, The Revolution reunited to honor the musical genius that Prince instilled in them and upon the world. In September, they returned to where it all started -- First Avenue -- an intimate venue in Minneapolis that was very important to Prince & The Revolution during the Purple Rain era and the years prior. The core, original members have decided to remain united and continue to honor and pay tribute to Prince in the best way possible; playing the music they helped create with him and with it, heal this new world they now find themselves in without the incomparable, iconic Prince.

"Only by playing for you, the fans, can we be Prince's Revolution. He gives Us 2 oneanother now, as we all start to heal and fill forever emptiness with sound. 2gether, we are The Revolution." - The Revolution
w/ support from DJ Soul Sister
w/ support from DJ Soul Sister
Soul Sister of New Orleans (aka The Queen of Rare Groove and Crate Digging) returns to the West Coast for her first show in L.A. since 2005, when she thew down a blistering guest set at the Root Down. Since then, she's kept busy in her hometown: opening for artists like Questlove, DJ Low Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu), Afrika Bambataa, DaM-FunK, Bootsy Collins, and Maceo Parker, to name a few; winning the city's "Best DJ" honor the first year the prize was ever awarded (Big Easy Entertainment Awards, 2009); getting invited by George Clinton to DJ his 71st birthday party; appearing in TV and films like Nelson George's 'Finding the Funk' documentary, and in books like Eilon Paz's 'Dust & Grooves - Adventures in Record Collecting;' being the only woman to date to be featured in 'Wax Poetics' magazine's "Record Rundown;' and playing everywhere from London to San Francisco to NYC to Philly (at the request of King Britt). Saturday nights in NOLA are synonymous with her 20-year-running, weekly radio show on WWOZ FM, "Soul Power," as well as her decade-long DJ party and weekly residency called "HUSTLE," where she has presented guest DJs like Kon (BBE Records, Boston), J.Boogie (San Francisco), and DJ Stylus (Washington DC). Her preferred weapons of choice are LPs and 12"s, and she'll sling them up, long-playing style, to bring her style of "right on partying" to Blazing 45s.
Venue Information:
Joy Theater
1200 Canal St
New Orleans, LA, 70112
http://www.thejoytheater.com/