Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Purple reign: A Prince tribute tour in Minneapolis" from the Chicago Tribune
Long before he died April 21, the musician Prince taught his fans to live.
"If (the) elevator tries to bring you down," he sang in 1984's "Purple Rain" release, "go crazy."
And so it continues in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, where his own personal elevator may have crashed with a fatal drug overdose at age 57, but his fans are still going crazy in memorial.
Since then, a new tourism trail has organically sprung up, a path to Prince-related sites — from music clubs to murals — beaten by fans who have come from near and far to pay their respects. That route will only lengthen, starting Oct. 6, when his suburban home and studio, Paisley Park (www.officialpaisleypark.com), will open for daily tours, just before the first official public tribute concert Oct. 13.
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