According to Billboard, the surviving members of WE CAME AS ROMANS will stage a memorial concert for their late singer Kyle Pavone on October 28 at the Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan.
The “Promise Me” tribute will raise money for the newly established Kyle Pavone Foundation and will feature “a whole bunch of guest vocalists, guest musicians, tons of DJs,” co-vocalist Dave Stephens said during WE CAME AS ROMANS‘ performance Sunday night at the same venue as the opening act for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. “It’s just gonna be a big party celebrating all the awesome things Kyle did in his life.”
Pavone died of an accidental drug overdose in late August. His bandmates said in a statement last month that they would honor the singer by going ahead with their previously announced U.S. tour.
The mission of 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.”
“The only reason we’re still doing this is we want to honor Kyle‘s legacy, want to honor his memory, we want to keep playing these songs,” Stephens added. “This was his dream. Being on this stage was his favorite place to be — but not just any stage, this stage in Detroit.”
TMZ originally reported that Kyle was transported to a Michigan hospital on August 19 and pronounced dead six days later, on August 25.
WE CAME AS ROMANS‘ fifth album, “Cold Like War”, was released in October 2017 through SharpTone Records.
Pavone joined WE CAME AS ROMANS in 2008 as vocalist and keyboardist and appeared on all five of the band’s albums. Their 2013 LP, “Tracing Back Roots”, peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart.