“This is something I wasn’t sure we’d ever get to do again. I think it’s what he would have wanted."
Last night marked the first performance of We Came As Romans since the tragic and untimely death of vocalist Kyle Pavone.
Last week the band announced their intention to continue with their touring commitments, supporting Bullet For My Valentine on their North American tour- that tour began yesterday.
It was an emotional moment for both the band, and the audience.
Before We Came As Romans began the fourth song in their set 'Lost In The Moment', vocalist David Stephens addressed the fans in an emotional speech, sharing “a few weeks ago, we lost our best friend our bandmate, our brother, our singer keyboardist Kyle Pavone. And this is our first show that we’ve done without him. Thank you guys for being so accepting tonight.
“This is something I wasn’t sure we’d ever get to do again. I think it’s what he would have wanted. I think it’s the best way to honour his legacy.”
He continued “One of the things that I admired most about him was his ability to not regret his past, not worry about his future and live in the present and enjoy that moment, because he believed things could change so quickly and those great things could be taken from you in a heartbeat.”
You can check out some fan-shot footage of the night below:
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.”