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Prince’s Paisley Park estate to open permanently for tours starting Friday

Prince’s Paisley Park recording complex and residence in Minnesota will open permanently for public tours after the Chanhassen City Council unanimously approved the plan.

Prince’s elaborate Paisley Park recording complex and residence in Minnesota will open permanently for public tours after the Chanhassen City Council unanimously approved the plan Monday.

Two tours are being offered. A general admission trek lasts 70 minutes and includes stops in the main floor studio where Prince often worked; his video editing suites and rehearsal rooms; the sound stage he used for tour rehearsals and private events and concerts; and his private NPG music club. The price is $38.50 for early purchase.

A more elaborate 100-minute VIP Tour priced at $100 adds a guided tour of the facilities, visits to other rooms and studios, additional artifacts from the Prince archives and other amenities.

Prince’s Paisley Park recording complex and residence will open permanently for public tours following approval by the Chanhassen, Minn., City Council.
Prince's Paisley Park recording complex and residence will open permanently for public tours following approval by the Chanhassen, Minn., City Council.
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The tours come with a strict prohibition on photographs and videos, including cellphones. The website states that “If you are caught taking photos or videos at Paisley Park, you will be banned permanently from the property.”

Tours will resume Friday and reservations for tour dates through December are available on the official Paisley Park Tours website. Reservations for 2017 tours are expected to accepted starting in mid-November.

The Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee died April 20 at Paisley Park from what the medical examiner determined to be an accidental overdose of the synthetic opioid painkiller fentanyl.

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