The World Alive‘s Telle Smith recently offered an onstage tribute to late We Came As Romans singer Kyle Pavone, the musician dedicating his band’s reflective “Misery” to the vocalist who died last month following an accidental overdose.
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Sharing a Twitter video of the heartfelt send-up, Smith urges listeners to catch We Came As Romans on their current U.S. tour. The Michigan-born metalcore band recently decided to carry on with the dates in spite of Pavone’s tragic death.
And the Word Alive frontman seems understandably shaken by the the unexpected loss. He hints in his tweet that dedicating the song to Pavone only “makes it real,” the vocalist saying he was “barely ready” to mount the mournful tribute.
“It is with a heavy heart that I do this, because it makes it real. I was barely ready myself…”
Smith continues, “My brothers in WCAR are going to be needing the most amount of love you can possibly show a band. Please go see them this fall and sing louder than you ever thought you could.” See the tweets and video, below.
WCAR’s tour supporting Bullet For My Valentine kicks off tonight (Sept. 18) in St. Louis. A full list of dates can be viewed after Smith’s dedication, and tickets can be found here. Sound off with your own tribute to Pavone in the comments.
It is with a heavy heart that I do this, because it makes it real. I was barely ready myself…
My brothers in WCAR are going to be needing the most amount of love you can possibly show a band. Please go see them this fall and sing louder than you ever thought you could. https://t.co/Jpe1erHfRC
— TELLE SMITH (@tellesmith) September 18, 2018
We Came As Romans tour dates
09/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
09/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
09/21 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
09/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09/25 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
09/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
09/30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
10/02 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/03 – Syracuse, NY @ SI Hall
10/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/07 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
10/09 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
10/10 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues