Most people, if not fans of Prince themselves, probably read a headline or saw a news story about his death. The iconic music legend, who crossed over from r and b to pop to jazz time and time again over his more than forty-year career. Over that time, Prince accumulated millions of album sales and chart-topping hits and dozens of industry awards, all the while gaining fame and legend with his unyieldingly independent musical identity that often rubbed against establishment figures in the industry as well as gender norms in society.
Prince was and continues to be a critical figure in black culture as well, opening the door for black guitarists with his mind-blowing skill that was perhaps only rivaled among all contemporary guitarists by Carlos Santana or Eric Clapton. His revolutionary style, perfection at his craft, and confidence ushered in a new era for black culture that has influenced artists ranging from Ne-Yo to John Legend.
The Revolution joined Prince for many of the most memorable moments of his career, including his explosion to the top of the music charts with 1984’s “Purple Rain.” Tickets for their shows, scheduled for September 2nd and 3rd at the same venue that some of “Purple Rain” was filmed in, are open for purchase on July 8th at 11 a.m. CST.