“Tonight when I look into the sky, I know why I am alive”
-We Came As Romans
The line outside The Fillmore in Detroit, Mi stretched two blocks from the venue in celebration of We Came As Romans frontman; Kyle Pavone.
On Saturday August 25th, the Pavone and metal family lost Kyle Pavone due to an accidental overdose. In effort to make a difference for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, the Pavone family started The Kyle Pavone Foundation. Additionally, his family and friends decided they wanted to celebrate Kyles contribution to the music scene by putting together a show. With under three months to prepare the Pavone family pulled together an unforgettable celebration for Kyle.
The evening begun with a word from Kyles father and continued with a slideshow containing copious amounts of images of Kyle throughout the years. This definitely got the emotions flowing in the room, truly generating unity in the Michigan metal community. Following the slideshow, We Came As Romans (WCAR) hit the stage and played a few songs of their albums.
In between songs, the members of WCAR invited special guests and friends of Kyle to come on stage and preform a song. Special guests such as; Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire), Andy Leo (Crown The Empire), Eric Vanlerberghe (I Prevail), and members of Born of Osiris and For Today preformed some of their favorite WCAR songs.
Overall the evening was well-executed and showed how much handwork and dedication was put into this event. Personally you could feel Kyles presence radiate in the room and touch everyones hearts. This emotional tribute was a perfect way to celebrate Kyle and raise awareness to those struggling.
WE CAME AS ROMANS