Prince's Backing Band the Revolution Unveil North American Tour, Play Toronto

Prince's Backing Band the Revolution Unveil North American Tour, Play Toronto
Following a reunion last year in the wake of Prince's tragic passing, his former backing band the Revolution revealed a short string of tribute shows to the late Purple One. Now, they've expanded their plans substantially with a full-blown North American tour.

The band made famous for backing Prince on such iconic albums as Purple Rain and 1999 will now spend much of the spring and summer on the road, hitting a long string of U.S. cities. Among those dates is also a lone Canadian appearance in Toronto on May 21.

"When we played those [first three reunion] shows, I choked up every single night," Revolution member Brown Mark said in a statement. "But now, I'm past that stage of it — now I'm looking at my happy times, remembering being a kid, joining this huge band and starting out a journey in my life I did not ever expect."

See all the tour dates below.

Tour dates:

04/21 Minneapolis, MN - Celebration 2017 at Paisley Park
04/23 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/24 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/27 Washington, DC - The Fillmore Silver Spring
04/28 New York, NY - B.B. King's
04/29 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
04/30 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
05/03 New York, NY - Webster Hall
05/04 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
05/12 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
05/14 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
05/16 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
05/18 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
05/20 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
05/21 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
06/14 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
06/15 Houston, TX - House of Blues
06/16 San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
06/17 Austin, TX - ACL Live
06/21 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
06/22 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
06/23 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
07/12 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
07/15 Seattle, WA - The Showbox-