Last week we brought you the unfortunate news that Michael Larsen (a.k.a. Eydea) of Eydea & Abilities fame died last Saturday at the too-soon age of 28. Next Thursday, October 28 in Larsen’s hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota, a public wake will take place to mourn Larsen’s untimely death in an open, all-welcoming space. A more comprehensive retrospective of Larsen’s life and work will be on display November 9 where a reasonable donation will be asked to help support his family. Please see more specific details about both events below.

Public Wake:

Michael “eyedea” Larsen Memorial
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Public: 7:30 – 10:00PM
Location: Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront, Minnesota Grand Ballroom
Address: 11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55101

Sending Flowers: If you are interested in sending flowers for the memorial, all deliveries must be made to arrive on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Please make deliveries to arrive prior to 12:00PM CST.

Send to: Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront, Minnesota Grand Ballroom, c/o Michael Larsen Memorial, 11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55101.

A Celebration of the life of Michael “eyedea” Larsen:

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Location: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Doors: 5:00PM
Ages: All Ages
Donation: $20

Tickets will be on sale: Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5:00PM CST

Tickets will be available at Fifth Element, 2411 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405. For those of you that are not in the Twin Cities area, a limited amount of tickets will be available online at

There is no guest list. All donations will go to the family of Michael “eyedea” Larsen.