The tragic loss of We Came As Romans vocalist Kyle Pavone, who passed away on August 25th 2018 due to an “accidental overdose”, is understandably still something that’s very fresh and the band, his family, friends, and loved ones are still in deep grief over.
For the band’s fans, who are also coming to terms with his untimely death, they’re also wondering what the future of We Came As Romans is.
In a new video released by the band earlier today, vocalist Dave Stephens has addressed fans and confirmed that they plan to continue on with their scheduled tour in North America supporting Bullet For My Valentine to honour Kyle Pavone‘s life.
Stephens also confirms that they have no plans to replace Kyle Pavone‘s position in the band.
You can watch the full video below.
“Hey guys. In the last few weeks, Kyle’s family, his fans, his friends, 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 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’ve wanted us to do, and us be together onstage, playing music together with our fans. We will not be replacing Kyle. We will be continuing on the five of us, honouring his life for the next few weeks while we’re on tour.”
At the time of writing, it is uncertain as to whether or not the band has intentions or hopes to continue We Came As Romans beyond the aforementioned tour with Bullet For My Valentine.
You can also check out the aforementioned charity foundation – The Kyle Pavone Foundation – that was set up in his memory at kylepavonefoundation.org.
Pavone joined We Came As Romans a decade ago back in 2008, and featured on all five of their studio albums, the latest being last year’s ‘Cold Like War’.
He also featured on ‘Dreams’, the second of their two 2008 self-released EPs.
We here at DEAD PRESS! offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to Kyle Pavone‘s family, friends, bandmates, and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.