The opening of Paisley Park is an awesome opportunity for the public to get a chance to better understand his incredible mind and life.
The family of late Minnesota musical icon Prince, and Estate special administrator Bremer Trust, announced today that Paisley Park, Prince's private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open for daily public tours starting October 6, 2016.
"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on", Tyka Nelson, his sister, said in a statement on Wednesday from Bremer Trust, which is administering his unresolved multi-million-dollar estate. Graceland is providing the initial funds for capital improvements and operating costs. Billboard says no artist has had that many albums in the Top 10.
"The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it", as stated by his siblings.
Guests will also see his video editing suites, rehearsal rooms, private NPG Music Club, a massive soundstage and concert hall, where he rehearsed for tours and held private events, plus thousands of artifacts from Prince's personal archives - yes, that includes his concert wardrobe, awards, instruments and motorcycles. Paisley Park is located at 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minnesota, approximately 30 minutes from Minneapolis.
Fans can start buying tickets this Friday at 3 p.m. ET for tours that begin on October 3. VIP tours of smaller groups will be available for $100 or more per head.
The plan requires rezoning approval from the city, which posted documents about the plan on its website. Paisley Park will continue to be owned by Prince's estate.
Prince, 57, left no known will. The judge overseeing the case has not ruled on who his heirs will be.
Prince's hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry".
However, not all of Prince's family are said to have been in agreement with the deal.
The criminal investigation is continuing. Some of the pills taken from Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl - a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Prince died without a will in April. Authorities are still investigating how Prince obtained the drugs.