Prince's Paisley Park Promised To Open Tours This October
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Music lovers the world over were dealt a tremendous blow earlier this year when rock legend Prince suffered an untimely death. This October, fans from all over will finally get to pay homage to Prince and his legacy with tours of his Paisley Park estate.
The Associated Press reports that October 6 is the day the famed location will open to the public with visits that will range in price from $38.50 to $100 VIP tours for small groups.
Tickets have been promised to go on sale Friday, August 26 by the afternoon. In any case, you will want to make note of the Official Paisley Park website for more information or to procure tickets in the near future.
The transition from Prince’s home and work area into a place that welcomes tourists promises to be a classy and efficient one. The report states that the same organization that handles Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Graceland Holdings, will head the Paisley Park torus.
The AP quotes the late musician’s sister, Tyka Nelson, who offered thoughts on the future tourist destination: “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on. Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”
As for what you might expect with a tour of the location, the report states that you can expect tours to run about 70 minutes in duration.
For the price you are getting a relatively intimate affair as groups will be capped at about 25-30 people.
You will see such things as the studio where Price recorded much of his legendary discography as well as, “artifacts from his personal archives, ‘including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles.’”
Prince was taken from us much too soon. Thankfully, one of the locations he treasured most in life will be opened to the public at large in the next couple of months.
As the report states, there are still some legal issues like rezoning approval that need be addressed, but if all goes according to plan, Paisley Park will soon welcome thousands of eager fans on a daily basis who will take away one royal experience from the future must-see destination.
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