Washington D.C., Aug. 25 : From October 6, late rock-star Prince's private estate and studio complex, Paisley Park will be open for public tour, the trust company overseeing his estate announced recently.
The company Bremer Trust that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it, reports the Guardian. 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 collapsed in an elevator and died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.
"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on. 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," Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said in the statement.
The tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, which has overseen Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, since 1982, according to the museum's business plan.
Graceland, where Presley died in 1977, has welcomed more than 20 million visitors since opening to the public, averaging more than 600,000 annually in recent years.
The plan says that the tours will include studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, and the soundstage where he rehearsed for tours and hosted exclusive private concerts.
The plan requires rezoning approval from the city. The planning commission hearing is scheduled for September 20, and the city council will consider it October 3.
"Chanhassen will be pleased to demonstrate to the thousands of visitors to Paisley Park the same hospitality and respect that Prince enjoyed during his time in Chanhassen," Mayor Denny Laufenburger said in a statement.
The 'Purple Rain' hit-maker left left no known will behind hence the judge overseeing the case has not ruled on who his heirs will be.
But court filings indicate that they will likely include Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings because Prince was divorced, his parents are dead and he had no confirmed children.