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We Came As Romans bassist, Andy Glass took to Instagram today to share a heart wrenching, personal update on tour following the death of their singer, Kyle Pavone.

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With the end of their tour coming near, Glass’ post goes on to give a personal account of what it is like to tour so soon after losing a close band member and friend. 

“I’d be lying if I said I was having a good time out here,” Glass says. “This pain is so heavy and thick, and it doesn’t go away.”

Despite how hard it must be to perform so soon after Pavone’s passing, Glass continues to value the band’s work on the road, now more than ever.

“I’m trying to be vulnerable here, to encourage anyone who is reading this, to stop letting their emotional weight and pain bury them,” Glass says. “I hope you decide to face it, and share how you’re feeling, and allow yourself the chance to start healing.”

Read the full post below.

 

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I’d be lying if I said I was having a good time out here. This pain is so heavy and thick, and it doesn’t go away. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Most mornings I just sink into my bunk, because my mind and body are dreading 8:20pm. That’s the time when I am thrown into the fire and feel every bit of that pain on stage. It hurts. It’s just constantly opening a wound that hasn’t even healed in the first place… But I believe it’s important. That being out here is important. To tell people it’s ok, to not be ok. To tell people that no one is alone. To tell people that we all feel certain things and certain ways for a reason. We spend so much time burying our emotions, and burying ourselves, when we should be sharing these struggles with each other. This has to stop. We need to let it out. Make that first, seemingly terrifying, step… even if it stings at first. It’s not going to solve all your problems or completely fix you, but that step is start of many, on a path to healing yourself, and making it possible help heal others. When we’re done playing our set, it’s not like this pain is gone and I feel better. It’s still there and I think it will always be there… but I got through another day of it and I told everyone how I felt… and, fuck, that DOES feel good. That feels better than holding it all in. That feels better than being alone. That feels better than sinking into my couch at home. It is so much harder, than doing nothing, and letting my emotions consume me alone… but it feels better than submitting to the lies we all tell ourselves in times of pain and immense hurting. I’m trying to be vulnerable here, to encourage anyone who is reading this, to stop letting their emotional weight and pain bury them. I hope you decide to face it, and share how you’re feeling, and allow yourself the chance to start healing.

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We Came As Romans Tribute Show

Earlier this week, We Came As Romans announced a tribute show for late singer Kyle Pavone. The Promise Me Tribute will be held Oct. 28 at the Fillmore in their hometown of Detroit and will include a performance by WCAR.

Guests include Issues’ Tyler Carter, August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs, Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins, I Prevail’s Eric Vanlerberghe, Born Of Osiris, For Today and Nick Sampson.

The guests are musicians and singers who Pavone and WCAR have each toured with throughout their careers. They will perform both with the band as well as individually.

The Promise Me Tribute will serve as a fundraiser for the Kyle Pavone Foundation. Pavone passed away from an accidental drug overdose Aug. 25 at the age of 28, and the foundation was launched a couple days later.

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