We Came as Romans came into the music scene with a force of a category five hurricane.
The metalcore outfit, consisting of Joshua Moore, Dave Stephens, Lou Cotten, Andy Glass, and David Puckett, have been part of the movement to keep metalcore as part of the viable music landscape, and they’ve done a pretty good job, and then some, of achieving that goal.
In all honesty, metalcore is a genre that will never go away, and in recent years, bands like We Came as Romans have been, ever so closely, pushing the sound into the mainstream. They will have the chance to nudge the sound even closer this spring when We Came as Romans will embark on the Crown the Empire tour, which is guaranteed to be a sellout.
After spending the first four years pinning down their sound, We as Romans recorded and released their debut LP in 2009, To Plant a Seed, which went to number 25 on the Billboard Indie chart and made an appearance in the lower reaches of the Billboard 200. Their breakout was 2013’s Tracing Back Roots, which went into the top ten of the Billboard 200 (#11) and just missed out on the top spot on the Indie charts.
Their last LP, 2017’s Cold Like War, was also a hit, but last year, singer Kyle Pavone passed away, this tour is the first since his passing. Here’s the complete tour information for the Crown the Empire tour, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
March 18 -- Lexington, KY -- Manchester Music Hall
March 20 -- Nashville, TN -- The Cowan
March 21 -- Charlotte, NC -- Amos’ Southend
March 23 -- New Orleans, LA -- La. Buku Music -- Art Project
March 25 -- Corpus Christi, TX -- House of Rock
March 26 -- Austin, TX -- Come and Take It Live
March 27 -- Dallas TX -- 2513 Deep Ellum
March 28 -- Tempe, AZ -- Marquee Theatre
March 30 -- Anaheim, CA -- Swanfest
April 1 -- San Francisco, CA -- Great American Music Hall (Tickets)
April 2 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthrone THeatre
April 3 -- Seattle, WA -- El Corazon
April 5 -- Denver, CO -- Summit Music Hall
April 6 -- Lawrence, KS -- Granada
April 8 -- Des Moines, IW -- Wooly’s
April 9 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Skyway Theatre
April 11 -- Chicago, IL -- House of Blues
April 12 -- Indianapolis, IN -- The Citadel
April 13 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection
April 14 -- Detroit, MI -- St. Andrew’s Hall
April 16 -- New York, NY -- Gramercy Theatre
April 18 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club
April 19 -- Sayreville, NJ -- Starland Ballroom (Tickets)
April 20 -- Hartford, CT -- The Webster Theater
April 21 -- Baltimore, MD -- Baltimore Soundstage
April 23 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade
April 24 -- Tampa, FL -- The Orpheum
April 27 -- Houston, TX -- So What? Music Fest
April 28 -- San Antonio, TX -- Paper Tiger