Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Following a successful opening to the general public last month, Prince's home and recording studio, Paisley Park in Minnesota has announced that it is expanding and enhancing its tour of the legendary production complex by offering new, themed fan experience packages, starting 1st December, in addition to the current General Admission and VIP tours.
These will offer Prince fans and visitors from around the world an even more in-depth, fully-dimensional Paisley Park experience with dance parties, dining experiences, recording opportunities, concert films and films - evoking the activities and special events that Prince would often host at Paisley and bring to his fans.
Tickets are now available for General Admission and VIP tours through 31st March 2017, in addition to these new themed experiences, while availability lasts. Prices start at $38.50 for General Admission tickets. For more information about Paisley Park, visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com.
The special themed experiences vary each tour day:
- On Thursdays, VIP tour ticket holders will have the unprecedented opportunity to record live vocals over a short segment of a Prince song in the legendary Studio B control room - the same studio where Prince recorded countless hits, including songs from Sign O' The Times, Graffiti Bridge and Emancipation
albums. VIP tour ticket holders who record in Studio B will be able to take the live mix home with them on a USB.
- On Friday and Saturday evenings guests will be welcomed into the "Paisley Park After Dark" experience, in the tradition of the celebrated Paisley Park After Dark events hosted by Prince over many years. Friday evenings will offer fans a dance party with a DJ in Prince's private NPG Music Club, in addition to the Paisley Park tour. Saturday evenings will be Movie Night, featuring Prince movies and exclusive, rare performance footage - including video segments never before seen - playing in the Paisley Park Soundstage, in addition to the Paisley Park tour.
- On Sundays, all day, the "Brunch Experience" VIP tour package will include a special meal in the NPG Music Club, featuring Prince music, videos and many of his favourite foods.
Paisley Park opened for public tours last month, providing fans worldwide with an unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex. Visitors can see artefacts from Prince's personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles.
Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven GRAMMY® Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award® for the film "Purple Rain," all of which are displayed at Paisley Park. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio, in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Prince was born in Minneapolis and resided in the Minneapolis area throughout his life.
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