Ten years ago, a metaphorical seed was planted – both in the hearts of their loyal fanbase, and in the band themselves. Now, We Came As Romans are plotting a special anniversary tour, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, To Plant A Seed.
“We’re really excited to announce the 10-year-anniversary tour for our first record ‘To Plant A Seed’,” says guitarist Joshua Moore. “Being able to watch our fans connect with us through music over the last decade has been an amazing privilege, and it all started with ‘To Plant A Seed’. Way back in 2009 when we recorded it, we had no idea where it would take us or what we were really even doing, and it’s awesome to see that we can play these songs still, and feel that connection with you.”
The tour kicks off on March 5 in Chicago and runs through April 11 in Pontiac, Michigan, and will feature support from The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker.
Released the same day as Say Anything’s underrated self-titled album and just a day after arguably the best Katatonia record in Night Is The New Day, the November 3rd, 2009 release of We Came As Romans’ debut album To Plant A Seed helped establish the band’s identity early on in their career. Clearly, the band has grown since then – with 2017’s Cold Like War being far and away their most interesting album to date – but To Plant A Seed is far more than just a solid record that’s boosted by the weight of ten year old nostalgia.
The Trick R’ Treat tour, headlined by Motionless in White, made its final stop in Indianapolis on October 20th. Photographer Mya Tolliver captured the action from both Motionless in White and We Came As Romans
2 years after arguably their best record to date was released in Cold Like War, and just a year after their talisman, vocalist Kyle Pavone passed away, We Came As Romans are back with not one, but two new songs. “Carry The Weight” and “From The First Note” – the latter of which is definitely a tribute and throwback to their To Plant A Seed days a decade ago. Needless to say, longtime fans of the band will be impressed and emotionally gratified by both tracks, especially on the line “you’ll always be a part of me”.
Stream both the new tracks below, and you’ll want to keep an eye out for details on the band’s upcoming record as well. Kyle Pavone would certainly be proud.