Prince's Paisley Park to be turned into museum
CHANHASSEN, Minnesota - Fans will get a chance to visit the famed studio where the legendary Prince wrote and recorded many of his songs.
According to a statement today from Bremer Trust, the firm in charge of Prince's estate, public tours of Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota will begin Oct. 6. The firm says this realizes "Prince’s long-term vision for the property."
"Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time," the statement said.
Prince's sister Tyka Nelson is also quoted, saying that only "a few hundred" lucky people close to the late Purple One have toured the property and that Prince always wanted to let fans come see the place that spawned much of his creative genius.
"Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time," she said.
The main floor of the estate, studios, editing suites and a concert hall he used for rehearsing before world tours will all be open to the public. Concert wardrobe worn by Prince, artwork, instruments and his automobile collection will also be on display.
The statement went on to call the new space a "museum."
Tickets for tours will go on sale Friday at OfficialPaisleyPark.com.
In April, Prince died at the age of 57 from an opioid overdose, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.