MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fans who have always wondered what it would be like to visit Paisley Park, will soon get their chance.
Prince’s iconic estate will open to the public for tours beginning Oct. 6. Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson said the tours were something the beloved artist was working on before he died.READ MORE: Maple Grove Man Convicted Of Murder In Wife's Shooting Death
“When we lost him I cried for two weeks, every day. It’s wild. He’s too young to be gone,” Prince fan Joy Miller said.
It’s been four months since the legendary musician passed away. Still, Miller came all the way from Louisiana just to see stand outside Paisley Park. Soon, she’ll have a chance to go inside.
“I would imagine it would be big beyond compare. Because everything he did, he did big,” Miller said.
As fans visited Wednesday night, they learned that Prince’s family and Bremer Trust will open up the estate for tours beginning in October, leaving them to dream about what they’ll see inside the 65,000 square foot complex.
“I would love to see what it’s like inside and see the decor and the furnishings,” Prince fan Trish Sing said.
“I’d like to see that vault that he had all that music in. That would be really cool to see,” Prince fan Jeff Passofaro said.READ MORE: ‘Our Business is Down Over 50%’: Deadly St. Paul Bar Shooting Impacts Surrounding Businesses
When tours begin, fans will get a chance to visit the recording studios where Prince mixed his biggest hits. They’ll also see editing suites, the private NPG Music Club, and Prince’s soundstage and concert hall.
Prince’s personal artifacts will also be on display — everything from his awards, to his instruments, to his iconic concert wardrobe.
It’s enough to have San Diego Prince fan Rachel Cumming, thinking about making another visit this fall.
“It would be very exciting, yes, exceptionally. Might have to make a trip back for that,” said Cumming.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday at 2 p.m. for tours starting Oct. 6. Standard tickets will reportedly cost $38.50, but VIP tours for small groups could be priced at $100 or more. Bremer Trust says the tours will last about 70 minutes, starting every 10 minutes, with each group including about 25-30 people.
You can visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com for future updates about tours. The site will serve as the exclusive vendor for tours — tickets won’t be available in-person at Paisley Park.
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