we came as romans

We Came As Romans will continue with their tour this fall despite the loss of vocalist Kyle Pavone last month. Vocalist Dave Stephens made the announcement on behalf of the band.

Stephens detailed that the band has been grieving over the loss Pavone, but they decided it was best to continue on with the tour, which has them opening for Bullet For My Valentine this fall.

“Through all of that, we decided that the best course of action for the band is to do the Bullet For My Valentine tour,” he says. “We feel like this honors Kyle, and we can talk about his foundation, the Kyle Pavone Foundation, and carry on doing what he would have wanted us to do and us be together on stage, playing music together, with our fans.”

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“We will not be replacing Kyle,” he continues. “We’ll be continuing on the five of us, and honoring his life for the next few weeks while we’re on tour.”

www.kylepavonefoundation.org

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Pavone passed away Aug. 25 at the age of 28 from what was later revealed to be an accidental overdose. That day, the band released a statement in which they shared that in lieu of flowers, information regarding charity donations would be released within the coming days, which was later revealed as the foundation.

According to the foundation’s website, it was created “out of love for Kyle by his caring family as a means for friends, colleagues and fans to remember Kyle.”

The website also included a mission statement, which reads as follows:

“The Kyle Pavone Foundation is a promise to serve and advocate for the musician community in their time of greatest need, providing hope and a means to carry on.”

For those who would like to donate to the Kyle Pavone Foundation, you can do so by donating a specified amount on the site, texting  “Support KYLE” to 20222, or you can send checks or money orders to the following:

The Kyle Pavone Foundation/BCCF
32 West Michigan Ave. Suite 1
Battle Creek Michigan 49017

We Came As Romans’ tour supporting Bullet For My Valentine kicks off later this week. A full list of dates can be viewed below, and tickets can be purchased here.

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