My Name is Prince 2017 Official Prince Exhibition Premieres in London
(August 22, 2017) This October will see the World Premiere of the first ever official exhibition about iconic superstar and legendary performer Prince. Opening on 27 October, 2017 at The O2 in London, My Name Is Prince, will give fans the chance to get up close and personal with the music legend’s life and work at this limited 21-day retrospective, which will celebrate the legacy of one of pop music’s most influential figures, Prince Rogers Nelson. Tickets for this exclusive exhibition go on sale on 25 August, 2017.
My Name Is Prince will showcase hundreds of never before seen artefacts direct from Paisley Park, Prince’s famous Minnesota private estate. Visitors will get a unique insight into the life, creativity and vision of one of the most naturally gifted recording artists of all time.
Fans visiting My Name is Prince will have the chance to witness awe-inspiring exhibits including instruments, stage outfits, awards and handwritten song lyrics. Artefacts leaving Paisley Park for the first time in this unique exhibition include:
• Clothing from the 1984/1985 Purple Rain tour and the 1988/1989 LoveSexy tour
• Wardrobe from the 1990 film, Graffiti Bridge
• Gibson L65 guitar that Prince used when he made his national television debut on American Bandstand in 1980. Also used on the Prince tour and Dirty Mind tour
• The original bass that was the inspiration for the Cloud guitar
• The orange Cloud guitar made for Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance (used during The Earth tour in 2007)
• Third-eye sunglasses from 2014
• Diamond studded cane from 2015
• Clothing worn during the 2007 3121 shows, 21 nights at The O2 shows and many more
• Diamond vest worn during his 2013 V magazine shoot
• The Raspberry Beret cloud suit from 1985
My Name is Prince will be in London for a limited 21-day engagement, reflecting the 21 unprecedented record-breaking, sold-out concerts that Prince played at The O2 in August and September 2007 – a record that still stands today.
Prince’s siblings, some who will visit London in October for the opening of the exhibition, said: “Our family is extremely honoured to have this exhibit at The O2, and we know Prince would be as well. He loved to share his work and life with his fans. We know him as a brother who became not only one of the most prolific songwriters of all time, but an entertainer and musician who was unlike any other. It’s only appropriate we share him and these amazing artefacts with the world now that he’s gone.”
Paisley Park’s Director of Archives, Angie Marchese, said: “At Paisley Park, Prince constructed and inhabited a creative reality that was wholly unique, allowing him to fluidly develop music and artistic works spontaneously and without limitation. He envisioned Paisley Park as one day being opened to the public. Through this exhibition, we are expanding his dream to share with a wider audience, and allow visitors to The O2 in London to experience all his greatness through the artefacts direct from his Paisley Park Archives.”
Born and raised in the Minneapolis area, 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 in Paisley Park. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. With a back catalogue of iconic songs including: 1999, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 U, Kiss and Sign O’ the Times, Prince was a masterful musician who transcended musical barriers and became a worldwide popular culture icon.
ABOUT PAISLEY PARK
Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and production compound in Chanhassen offers fans of the late music icon the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex that served as the centre of Prince’s creative universe. Operated by P Park Management, guided tours take visitors throughout the extensive main floor of Paisley Park, including recording and mixing studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, exhibit spaces that chronicle films such as Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, Prince’s private NPG Music Club, and a massive soundstage and concert hall where Prince rehearsed for concert tours and held exclusive, private events and performances. The tour also features thousands of artefacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments and concert memorabilia.
Paisley Park is located at 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, Minnesota, approximately 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis. For more information about Paisley Park, visit OfficialPaisleyPark.com
MY NAME IS PRINCE – LISTINGS INFORMATION
Press Preview: 26th October 2017
Opens: 27th October 2017
Tickets: Adult £25 / Child £12 / Concession £18. All ticket are subject to a booking fee
To book, please visit www.mynameisprince.co.uk
VIP packages available – this includes a complete tour with an expert guide, a VIP backstage experience with additional artefacts from the Paisley Park Archives, rarely seen concert experience, unique and exclusive photo opportunity and a collector’s VIP Access All Areas lanyard.
First entry: 9.30am
Close: 7.30pm (last entry 6.00pm)
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