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Fans will be able to make their pilgrimage to Paisley Park from this October...

Only a few hundred people have even stepped foot inside Prince's Paisley Park home — but that's about to change with today's announcement that public tours of The Purple One's iconic home will be starting in October.

“Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime,” said a statement from his family. “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.”

Paisley Park was the creative heart of Prince’s world, from 1985 to his death earlier this year. Prince lived in the sprawling 60,000 square foot compound for two decades, and it's thought his much-talked about vault, holding scores of unreleased music, is housed in the compound's basement.

The tour will allow fans to see some of the “thousands of artefacts from his personal archives” which have been hidden away for years.

Today’s news will be music to his fan’s ears, after it was reported that the sprawling estate was going to be sold off.

The tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, who look after tours at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 2pm CET.

Check our list of DJ Mag's favourite Prince edits here.