Hundreds of Prince's personal items will be shown in London for an upcoming exhibition

The upcoming exhibition includes artifacts from Paisley Park.
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Iconic clothing, instruments and items from Prince's career will head to London for a weekslong show – the first ever exhibition about the Purple One.

The My Name is Prince exhibition starts Oct. 27 at the O2 Arena, and initially was supposed to last for 21 days. That's the same length as Prince's legendary 2007 concert run at the venue.

But the UK exhibition website says that's been doubled "due to unprecedented demand." So it now runs through Dec. 7.

The exhibition "will give fans the chance to get up close and personal with the music legend’s life and work," Paisley Park said in the announcement. 

Tickets are on sale as of Friday morning, Aug. 25 – you can buy them through the official Paisley Park website. It'll set you back £25 pounds for a regular adult ticket (about $32), or £60 pounds for the VIP access (that's just over $77). 

On display will be hundreds of artifacts directly from Prince's Chanhassen home.

That includes:

  • Clothing from the 1984-85 Purple Rain tour (read some behind-the-scenes tour stories here), 1988-89 Lovesexy tour, and 1990 film Graffiti Bridge.
  • The Gibson L65 guitar that Prince used when he played American Bandstand in 1980 – his national TV debut. (He used that guitar on the Prince and Dirty Mind tour, too.)
  • The orange guitar Prince used for the 2007 Super Bowl performance.
  • His cloud suit from the "Raspberry Beret" video.
  • The original bass that inspired the cloud guitar.
  • Plus Third Eye sunglasses and a diamond-studded cane.

That's all just a sampling. 

Organizers say the entire collection will offer a "unique insight into the life, creativity and vision of one of the most naturally gifted recording artists of all time."

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