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Prince’s Paisley Park to open for public tours Oct. 6

MINNEAPOLIS — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday.

Bremer Trust said in a statement that millions of Prince fans will get the chance to tour the 65,000-square-foot complex in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, where Prince died of a painkiller overdose in April.

“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, said in the statement. “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.”

The tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, which has overseen Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, since 1982.

The plan submitted to the city of Chanhassen says the tours will include studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits. Also featured will be thousands of artifacts from his personal archives.

Tickets go on sale online Friday at 2 p.m. Central time.

Chanhassen officials welcomed the announcement and posted documents about the plan on the city’s website. Bremer Trust has applied to rezone Paisley Park to permit its use as a museum. A planning commission hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20 and the City Council will consider it Oct 3.

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