We Came as Romans, one of the metalcore / post-hardcore staples, are poise to release their sixth studio album called Darkbloom on October 14th. This will be the bands first one after the untimely passing of bands member Kyle Pavone in 2018. Currently band started tour with August Burns Red and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey was their second stop.
Written by Andris Jansons
We Came As Romans (abbreviated as WCAR) are known for their aggressive music with melodic passages, and they know how to bring on the heat at live show. Band did not waste their time with their set and opened with their eponymous single from their upcoming album Darkbloom. The album is full of emotions that band was undergoing after Kyle’s passing, and song contains all spectrum of those emotions, it was a perfect way for them to start of the night. They followed with Wasted Age from previous record Cold Like War, and then turned back to the new material with Daggers. Both new songs Darkbloom and Daggers are released as singles. While reached exclamation point on Daggers performance bands vocalist Dave Stephens jumped onto the barricade and with some help of the fans he stood up and finished singing together with crowd. It was unbelievable experience for many front row people.
Their set contained two more songs from upcoming album – Plagued and Black Hole. These two also are released as singles and fans already had a plenty of familiarity with them to sing along. Cold Like War was also widely represented this night as three more songs were played from it – Learning To Survive, Lost In The Moment and Cold Like War.
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Whole set was full of energy and excitement as fans start to truly appreciate the new music from the band. From the people that really stood out I must note bass player Andy Glass, his energy was unrivaled during this performance. He managed to do most amazing acrobatics and did not miss a single beat in the process!!!
WCAR still has more than thirty dates coming up on this tour through United States before they will join forces with Architects later in the Fall. Check their schedule for a city near you and don’t miss their incredible performance. Check the dates below. Info and tickets can be found at iamdarkbloom.com/pages/tour.
July 19 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Anthology
July 20 – Hartford, Ct. @ The Webster
July 22 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ram’s Head Live
July 23 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva
July 24 – Asheville, N.c. @ Orange Peel
July 25 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
July 26 – Columbia, S.C. @ The Senate
July 28 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
July 29 – New Orleans, La. @ Republic
July 30 – Austin, Texas @ Emos
July 31 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ Brewster Street Icehouse
Aug. 2 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Encore
Aug. 3 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soma
Aug. 4 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Catalyst
Aug. 5 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
Aug. 6 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland
Aug. 8 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Market
Aug. 9 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
Aug. 10 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
Aug. 12 – Great Falls, Mont. @ The Newberry
Aug. 13 – Billings, Mont. @ Zoo Montana
Aug. 14 – Fargo, N.D. @ Fargo Brewing Outdoors
Aug. 16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fillmore
Aug. 18 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon St
Aug. 19 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Val Air
Aug. 20 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
Aug. 21 – Bloomington, Ill. @ Castle Theater
Aug. 23 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s
Aug. 24 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
Aug. 25 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
Aug. 27 – Long Island, N.Y. @ Paramount