Prince and the Revolution’s live concert set to stream on YouTube for coronavirus relief

Cydney Henderson
USA TODAY

Published 7:00 PM EDT May 12, 2020

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To lift spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Prince estate is streaming a three-day showing of “Prince and the Revolution: Live” in partnership with YouTube.

The concert, which was filmed in New York in 1985 during Prince’s iconic Purple Rain tour, will stream for three days only on Prince’s official YouTube channel starting Thursday. The concert footage includes some of Prince’s greatest hits, including “Purple Rain,” “1999,” “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”

“Prince and the Revolution: Live” will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. All donations made during the streaming event will be matched by Google, Prince’s estate added. 

Revolution drummer Bobby Z will hold a live pre-show Q&A on Thursday.

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On Friday, the audio from the concert will be available for digital download on all streaming platforms. 

Regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time, the seven-time Grammy winner and fashion icon died April 21, 2016, at his Minneapolis compound at age 57. Public data released six weeks after his death showed accidental fentanyl overdose. 

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