Prince's Paisley Park open for tours this fall: a look at the musician's legacy

The home and recording base for Prince will reportedly be open to the public for tours beginning in October. Having tours there was 'something that Prince always wanted to do,' Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said.

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Prince performs at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock Wood, southern England in 2011.

Paisley Park, which served as the home and recording base for legendary artist Prince, will reportedly become a museum honoring the artist and will be open for tours beginning this fall. 

Tours will reportedly include the studios used by Prince, a concert hall, and various items that belonged to Prince, including outfits, musical instruments, and motorcycles. 

Prince died this past April. 

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

Tours will reportedly begin this October and tickets will be available starting Aug. 26 at 3 PM EST. 

Prince, who released such albums as “Purple Rain” and “1999,” won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score for “Purple Rain” and received multiple Grammy Awards, including best R&B song for “I Feel for You” and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for “Kiss.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Following his death earlier this year, Rolling Stone writer Kory Grow wrote of the artist, “Over the course of nearly four decades, Prince became an icon of artistry and individuality. Few musicians defined and redefined pop, rock, R&B, funk, soul and nearly every other musical genre imaginable like Prince.” 

New York Times writer Jon Pareles called him “an artist who defied genre … one-man studio band and consummate showman.” 

“Prince was a man bursting with music – a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on guitars, keyboards and drums and a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop, even as his music defied genres,” Mr. Pareles wrote.

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