In the wake of the loss of vocalist Kyle Pavone, We Came As Romans are continuing and honouring his legacy.
We Came As Romans have released a statement about the immediate future of the band, in the wake of the tragic loss of vocalist Kyle Pavone.
In a video posted to social media, vocalist Dave Stephens has spoken on behalf of the band about their planned upcoming tour with Bullet For My Valentine which kicks off later this week.
You can read his full statement below:
The last few weeks Kyle’s friends, family, fans and the five of us have been experiencing a very wide range of emotions. And for us it’s been the most difficult time of our lives. Through this we’ve been trying to be very honest with each other and open about how we’re feeling and grieving.
So through all of that we’ve decided that the best course of action for the band is to do the Bullet For My Valentine tour. We feel like this honours Kyle, and we can talk about his foundation- the Kyle Pavone Foundation- and carry on doing what he would have wanted us to do. Which is us being on stage together, playing music together with our fans.
We will not be replacing Kyle- we will be continuing on, the five of us, and honouring his life for the next few weeks on tour."
We Came As Romans have received support from Architects' Dan Searle, who shared that heading back out on tour after the loss of their guitarist Tom was the best thing they could have done.
Going back on tour was the best thing we could have done after we lost Tom. Being together and playing your songs will be ten times more healing than staying at home. Much love to you all in this difficult time x— Dan Searle (@danarchitects) September 12, 2018
Kyle Pavone passed away last month in what was later revealed to be an accidental overdose. Kyle's family established the Kyle Pavone Foundation which "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.”