Paisley Park open to public tours from 6 October
The firm behind Graceland, the former Memphis home of Elvis Presley, is to do likewise with Paisley Park, which is set to open its doors for self-guided and guided from 6 October.
Tickets for the rest of 2016 are on sale now at officialpaisleypark.com. Self-guided entry will be charged at $38.50, but guided VIP tours will visit areas not open to standard tickets, are priced at $100. Tours will last 70 minutes for groups up to 30 people and take place every 10 minutes between 9am and 9pm and will be able to see the recording studio, the soundstage, wardrobe, Prince’s 7 Grammy awards, Oscar, instruments, and even that motorbike from the movie Purple Rain. Prince died at the complex, which was also his home between 1985 and up to his death on 21 April 2016.
The estate is currently being managed by Bremer Trust, which is also planning to release a new greatest hits collection before the end of the year. The new release is likely to contain an unreleased track or two to entice fans to buy the collection since this will be Prince’s fourth greatest hits package since The Hits / The B-Sides, The Very Best Of and Ultimate. The vault of unreleased music is yet to be reviewed and is likely to start seeing the light of day next year once a producer has been appointed and the condition of the music has been assessed.
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