We Came As Romans plot ‘To Plant a Seed’ ten-year anniversary tour

The good news.

We Came as Romans are hitting the road next spring to celebrate their debut album’s tenth anniversary.

The bad news.

This will be the last time you will see any of those tracks on their setlists.

On Tuesday (Nov. 19), the Michigan-founded band announced plans to embark on an anniversary tour to celebrate the decade since they unleashed their debut album, To Plant a Seed. Dubbed the To Plant a Seed 10-Year Anniversary tour, the group will perform at venues across the continent throughout March and April 2020.

The newly announced gigs will include stops in St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and more. The over-a-month-long trek will kick off on March 5 at the House of Blues in Chicago and conclude on April 11 at Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan.

In a post about the forthcoming outing, guitarist Joshua Moore announced that this will be the last time that any track from To Plant a Seed would grace their setlists.

“Over the course of 10 years, we’ve released four other albums, and we’re even working on a fifth! With that being said, we are going to be throwing these songs into the vault of old WCAR — and retiring them from all future setlists after this tour.”

The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker will join We Came as Romans during the springtime outing.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

Things have been relatively quiet for We Came as Roman since the untimely death of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone in 2018. Earlier this fall, the group unleashed two new songs, “Carry the Weight” and “From the First Note.”

Their last studio effort was 2017’s Cold Like War.

We Came As Romans to carry on with Bullet For My Valentine tour

It’s barely been a month since We Came As Romans made the sad announcement that co-vocalist Kyle Pavone had died from a later confirmed accidental drug overdose. While some bands would take time off to figure out what their next steps should be, the surviving members of the outfit announced that they will soldier on with their upcoming tour to honor their fallen bandmate.

On Tuesday (Sept. 11), co-vocalist Dave Stephens posted a video statement on Facebook on behalf of the other band members revealing their decision.

“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,” Stephen says in the short video.

“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 honors 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 on stage, playing music together with our fans.”

For fans who have been questioning whether the band will find someone to fill the void left by Pavone’s death, Stephens reveals that the band will not replace him.

“We will not be replacing Kyle – we’ll be continuing on, the five of us, and honoring his life over the next few weeks while we’re on tour.”

Watch Stephens’ full video below.

We Came As Romans’ tour with Bullet For My Valentine will begin next Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Pageant in St. Louis. The trek will conclude a month later on Oct. 16 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be seen here.

Pavone died of an accidental drug overdose in late August at the age of 28. According to TMZ, his girlfriend told cops he had gone into the bathroom at his home for a long time, and when she went to check on him, she found him unconscious, feet away from a used syringe. The police report said the syringe was found on the counter of the bathroom sink. Police say the girlfriend also revealed Kyle had struggled in the past with heroin use.

We Came As Romans released their fifth album, Cold Like War, last October.

We Came as Romans to Head Out on Co-Headlining Tour with All That Remains

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Now that their new record is out, We Came as Romans has announced that they will be hitting the road in support of their recently released self-titled record. The fall tour will be a co-headlining journey with All That Remains who released their new album, The Order of Things, earlier this year.

Emmure will be the two groups’ supporting act for the complete tour while Red Sun Rising and Failure Anthem will perform on selected dates. The tour is set to kick off on Oct. 14 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI and wrap up on Nov. 7 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

Tickets will go on sale beginning tomorrow, Aug. 28, at 10:00 a.m., local time. The full list of tour dates, as well as the official poster, can be seen below.

WE CAME AS ROMANS/ALL THAT REMAINS CO-HEADLINING FALL TOUR DATES:

Oct. 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Oct. 15 – Green Bay, WI @ The Watering Hole
Oct. 16 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center
Oct. 17 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Oct. 22 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Oct. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Oct. 28 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov. 2 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
Nov. 3 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz (Raleigh)
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov. 6 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 7 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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We Came as Roman’s self-titled record was released last month through Equal Vision Records. The fall tour announcement comes a month or so after the Michigan-based band wrapped up their summer on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.

We Came As Romans Release Video for “The World I Used To Know”

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We Came as Romans’ new album is set to be released tomorrow (July 24) and now, in anticipation of the new release, the band has unveiled the official music video from the album’s lead single, “The World I Used to Know.”

Check out the music video for the track below.

When “The World I Used to Know” was first released a few months ago, the band explained the inspiration behind the track.

“When we were younger, we had a youthful spirit that made us less fearful of the changing world around us. Even though we’ve lost that and are now more aware of the negativity in the world, we need to remember those days and view the world with a hopeful spirit.”

And that’s probably the frame of mind that helped get them through the recording of the new album which frontman Dave Stephens, admitted in an interview was brutal because of their new producer, David Bendeth, but worthwhile in the end.

“We really needed somebody to force us to push ourselves creatively as musicians. David wouldn’t let us put anything less than great songs on there.”

We Came as Romans hits shelves tomorrow through Equal Vision Records. For those who can’t wait for the new record to be released, the band is currently streaming the full album over at the Huffington Post which also features a new interview with them.

We Came as Romans Premiere “Tear it Down”

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We Came As Romans’ fourth studio album is set to be released later this month while the group are still in the middle of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.

In anticipation of the release, the Michigan-based band have already released two songs from the upcoming record; “The World I Used to Know” and “Regenerate.”

Now, the group are giving fans another track to hold them over until the July 25 release date.

Premiering exclusively on Billboard, the band have released the third single off of We Came as Romans, “Tear it Down.”

Listen to the track here.

According to the band, making the self-titled record was a huge departure from their previous efforts all stemming from their new producer, David Bendeth, who gave the band a rude awakening when they began working on the album.

“We went in and he said, ‘OK, play your best songs,’ and we did and he was like, ‘This is horrible! This sucks!'” We Came as Romans frontman Dave Stephens told Billboard.

“He said, ‘You better play something right now that’s gonna impress me, ’cause this isn’t.’ At that point we had 12 songs and he pretty much shot down every single thing we came in with. It was absolutely shocking. He really called us out; ‘This is your fourth record. You’re doing the same shit you’ve been doing every other record. You can’t get away with it.’ That’s why we went with him, though; we really needed somebody to force us to push ourselves creatively as musicians. David wouldn’t let us put anything less than great songs on there.”

Following the not-so-great-meeting with Bendeth, the band went back to the drawing board and even got some writers to collaborate with them to help create 23 new songs which eventually was reduced down to the ten songs that made it onto the record.

“It took a lotta lotta writing,” begins Stephens.

“It was a huge battle to decide which ones were going to make it. Each member was in love with different songs for different reasons, and I feel like everybody lost one of his favorite songs along the way. I knew I lost a couple. If they weren’t the best songs, they weren’t gonna make it.”

Vans Warped Tour Day One to Stream on Yahoo

With a week until the 2015 Vans Warped Tour is slated to kick off their summer trek, organizers have revealed that the first day of the festivities are going to be broadcast live.

Those who might not be able to attend this year’s traveling rock show due to issues, will get the opportunity to watch 30 artists from this years line-up on four different stages from the comfort of their homes. The live broadcast will also feature backstage access as well as some behind-the-scenes footage.

The stream of the Pomona, CA stop on June 19 will go live at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. for those on the east coast) on Yahoo.

The list of artists who will be performing during the live broadcast can be seen below.

2015 VANS WARPED TOUR LIVE BROADCAST ACTS:

  • PVRIS
  • Attila
  • We Came As Romans
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Transit
  • Beartooth
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Black Veil Brides
  • August Burns Red
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Blessthefall
  • Mooseblood
  • Riff Raff
  • Neck Deep
  • As It Is
  • Night Riots
  • This Wild Life
  • Set It Off
  • Family Force Five
  • Metro Station
  • Never Shout Never
  • Mod Sun
  • Hands Like Houses
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Juliet Simms
  • Citizen
  • Man Overboard
  • Icon For Hire
  • The Wonder Years
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Miss May I

Chiodos to Head Out on Short ‘Holiday’ Tour

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Chiodos have been a little quiet since September when news broke they would be down two members. As quickly as the announcement was made, the band announced the replacements and everything was back to normal.

Now, more good news for fans of the band; they will be heading out on a holiday tour in December. The slight tour will being on Dec. 10 in Pontiac, MI at The Crofoot and wrap up on Dec. 18 in Cleveland at the Agora Theater.

Also headlining the short tour will be We Came as Romans with special guests Sleepwave and Slaves.

Tour dates for the seven-day trek can be seen below.

CHIODOS with WE CAME AS ROMANS HOLIDAY TOUR:

Dec 10 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
Dec 12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Dec 13 Worchester, MA – Palladium
Dec 14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Dec 15 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Dec 17 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Dec 18 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

This holiday tour will come two months after they wrapped up their gig on A Day to Remember’s “Parks and Devastation” tour which ended earlier this month (Oct. 11).

In other news, Chiodos have recently been confirmed to be performing at the South by So What? Festival in March at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX.

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Fearless Records Unveil ‘Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6’ Track List, Album Art

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Fearless Records is returning with the newest installation of their popular Punk Goes… collection. This time, the record label will be gifting us with Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6.

In addition to giving us the full name of the new Punk Goes…album, the label has also given us the album art, the release date, and most importantly, the tracklist of which artists will be covering which pop songs.

This new volume will include august Burns Red, We Came as Romans, Set It Off, State Champs and several more. Track making the cut this time include Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and even Paramore’s “Ain’t it Fun.”

Check out the album art and track list below and let’s wonder how Palisades are going to be able to make people stand “Happy” after the zillionth time we heard it on the radio.

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PUNK GOES POP VOLUME 6 TRACKLIST:

1. Tyler Carter / Luke Holland – “Ain’t It Fun”
2. August Burns Red – “Wrecking Ball”
3. We Came As Romans – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
4. Upon A Burning Body & Ice T – “Turn Down For What”
5. Set It Off – “Problem”
6. Crown The Empire – “Burn”
7. Oceans Ate Alaska – “Drunk In Love”
8. Youth In Revolt – “Royals”
9. Volumes – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
10. Knuckle Puck – “Chocolate”
11. Slaves – “Sweater Weather”
12. State Champs – “Stay The Night”
13. Palisades – “Happy”

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 will be released on Nov. 17.

Check out the official announcement from YouTuber, Jarrod Alonge.

2014 Rock on the Range Line Up Unveiled

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It’s definitely been the week of the festivals releasing the line ups for their events all thanks to Coachella releasing their list of performers last week. While most of the festivals have had a mostly similar line up, Ohio’s Rock on the Range is full of, like the name says, rock bands.

Headlining the event are Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Killswitch Engage, Miss May I and Kid Rock, but the biggest name on the reveal has to be Guns N’ Roses.

The full list of bands can be seen here:

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The three-day festival is set to take place in Columbus, OH during the weekend of March 16 through 18 at Crew Stadium. Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday, January 21 on the music festival’s official site. And for a festival that’s tagline is “the biggest rock festival in the US” it really stays true to that with this line up.