Billboard reports that We Came As Romans will host a memorial concert for their late singer Kyle Pavone on October 28 at the Fillmore in Detroit.
On Sunday night during their set supporting Bullet For My Valentine at the same venue, the band announced the Promise Me Tribute, a fundraiser for the newly established Kyle Pavone Foundation. The band's frontman Dave Stephens, who performed wearing a Promise Me T-shirt, announced "a whole bunch of guest vocalists, guest musicians, tons of DJS. It's just gonna be a big party celebrating all the awesome things Kyle did in his life."
The mission of the foundation established by Pavone's family 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."
A banner reading "Kyle Pavone 1990-2018" was draped across a table at the back of the stage during the band's set, and fans chanted Pavone's name both during and after the show. Pavone's family was reportedly in attendance.
"The only reason we're still doing this is we want to honour Kyle's legacy, want to honor his memory, we want to keep playing these songs," Stephens said to the crowd. "This was his dream. Being on this stage was his favourite place to be — but not just any stage, this stage in Detroit."
Kyle was taken to a Michigan hospital on August 19 and pronounced dead six days later, on August 25.
WCAR will continue with BFMV until October 16 in Las Vegas. Tickets are now on sale for the Promise Me Tribute and updates will appear on the Foundation's website.