Prince’s Backing Band The Revolution Will Reunite For The First Time In 30 Years

first_imgPrince spent a number of years backed by The Revolution, a five-piece ensemble consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Brown Mark, and Matt Fink. While the group hasn’t performed in a number of years, the members have all recently come together in mourning of their late leader.In a new video posted to Brown Mark’s Facebook account, the band has announced plans to reunite. “We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” Melvoin says. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon.”Watch below:While there’s no word of an official tour, the band does say “See you soon.” We’ll be sure to update when more information becomes available.last_img read more

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Arsenal confirm Willian’s shirt number after signing winger on free transfer

first_imgThe winger made the switch from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Willian has been handed the No.12 shirt after completing the switch from Chelsea to Arsenal on a free transfer.The 32-year-old is believed to have signed a three-year deal worth £220,000-a-week at the Emirates after failing to come to an agreement with the Blues.Willian brings plenty of experience to Mikel Arteta’s side having won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League over his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Advertisement Arsenal confirm Willian’s shirt number after signing winger on free transfer Comment Willian spent seven years at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Upon confirming the deal, Arsenal also announced that the Brazilian will wear the No.12 shirt, mostly recently donned by Stephan Lichtsteiner and Olivier Giroud, who is now a Chelsea player.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWillian had offers from several clubs, but chose to be part of Mikel Arteta’s exciting project at Arsenal.Technical director Edu told the club’s official website that his compatriot will bring a number of good qualities to his new post.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEdu said: ’I know him very well, since a long time ago because we’ve been working together for the Brazilian national team and of course I was following him because he played for another club.‘He has a lot of fantastic attributes as a person, as a football player of course, his character.‘I’m 100 per cent sure that everybody in the dressing room, the fans, myself and Mikel will enjoy having Willian in our side.’MORE: Arsenal must make transfer promise to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Robin van PersieMORE: Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to sign £20million Chelsea transfer target John StonesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 10:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Stoke strike lucky to take a point

first_img Chester was not so lucky next time, when Livermore’s underhit back pass invited Glenn Whelan to charge at goal. All the momentum lay with the Irishman, who was left in a heap by an outstretched leg that had denied a clear scoring chance. Referee Jonathan Moss did not hesitate to produce the red card, leaving the hosts with a mountain to climb. The tactical reshuffle was relatively simple, Ahmed Elmohamady and Robertson swapping wing-back to full-back and Tom Ince dropping deeper into midfield. It was a system Stoke struggled to pick holes in despite their advantage. There were half-chances – an Odemwingie dribble into the area, Erik Pieters’ wayward drive – but the hosts were holding up well. Hughes responded by sending on summer signing Bojan Krkic four minutes before half-time, with Whelan sacrificed, but he was unimpressive in Hull’s opener just seconds later. Lacking the bite that Whelan would have offered, he allowed Tom Huddlestone to breeze past him and unleash a low shot that Asmir Begovic could only palm back out. Jelavic anticipated well, beat Marc Wilson to the ball and hooked home from a tight angle. It was the least Hull’s battling response deserved and it was the hosts who ended the half pressing for a second as Stoke lost all semblance of calm. Hughes’ half-time words seemed to have some effect, though, with his side much improved after the break. McGregor was called on twice in as many minutes, saving low from Shawcross following a free-kick routine then diving in front of Diouf to smother a cross. The respective managers quickly re-drew the battle lines, Hughes sending Peter Crouch on as a second striker and Steve Bruce replacing Ince with another defender in Liam Rosenior. Stoke had their best chance yet when Bojan’s deft pass played in Crouch after 64 minutes but a clumsy touch allowed McShane to make a covering challenge. The ball looped invitingly for Diouf but his cushioned header landed a yard wide. Stoke’s final substitute, Charlie Adam, was into the game immediately, firing a 25-yarder that McGregor flicked over the crossbar. The game was gradually building towards Stoke’s response but Hull did not seem liable to crack. It took a wrongly-awarded throw-in and an unusal bounce of the ball to breach them, Bardsley hitting Bojan’s cross into the ground and watching it rear up and bounce off the frame of the goal. McGregor, briefly disorientated, allowed it to come back off him instead of gathering it and Shawcross did just enough – his effort confirmed by goal-line technology. There would no winner but Hull, ever game for the fight, ended the game bravely seeking one. Stoke salvaged a controversial late point against 10-man Hull after captain Ryan Shawcross bundled home from point-blank range seven minutes from time. The Tigers had James Chester sent off after only 14 minutes but appeared on course to claim an unlikely win after Nikica Jelavic’s instinctive finish gave them the lead shortly before half-time. Indeed, for much of the 76 minutes they played with a man disadvantage but they were the better side, out-passing, out-chasing and outworking a Potters team that lacked direction. However, Stoke rescued a result, and a first point of the season, when Phil Bardsley’s angled shot ricocheted off the inside of the post and against goalkeeper Allan McGregor and was nudged over the line by the waiting Shawcross. Hull were left to fume with the goal coming from a Stoke throw-in which should have gone the home side’s way. A point was arguably more than Mark Hughes’ side deserved for such a listless showing but Hull must surely have feared worse when they were asked to play the majority of the game at a numerical disadvantage. Hull were eager to assert themselves in the opening minutes, looking to get on the front foot and attempting to target Bardsley at right-back. Andrew Robertson was the chosen outlet and he began to find his range with a couple of teasing crosses from the left. Yet despite Hull’s positive start, exemplified by the busy Stephen Quinn, Stoke were threatening on the break. Their first warning came after only three minutes when Peter Odemwingie played in Mame Diouf. He shook off Chester to leave himself clean through but was judged to have fouled the defender in the process. Press Associationlast_img read more

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