Detroit, MI’s We Came As Romans is premiering their new music video for “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” on vevo.com‘s front page. The video is also available on YouTube HERE. This is the third and final installment of a video series that was directed by Travis Kopach [AFI, 3OH!3, Panic! At The Disco] and filmed in Brooklyn, NY.
We Came As Romans bassist Andrew Glass, who assists with the development and execution of creative concepts for all of the band’s album artwork and music videos, explains of the video series:
The three videos we shot portray a person lost, confused and struggling to find purpose in life. He sees himself at his darkest in the first video, trying endlessly to find his way out. After going through a traumatic experience, he finds his way out and his eyes begin to open to a new journey of finding out what really makes him feel alive. Through this journey the man traces back to his childhood house, where it all began. Overwhelming feelings wash over him as he remembers the feeling he once had long ago. Now, with a sense of purpose, he embarks back into the world to take the path he should have taken long ago.
The first video in the series, “Mis//Understanding”, debuted on ArtistDirect in November, followed by “Just Keep Breathing” a month later on Livestream.com, where the band members also chatted live with fans following the premiere. The two prior videos can now be viewed on We Came As Romans’ YouTube playlist HERE.
The band is currently overseas on a European co-headlining tour with Alesana and will next travel to Japan, for the first time, to perform at Scream Out Fest. This Spring, We Came As Romans will return home to the States for their next headlining run, The Fire and Ice Tour, with support from Emmure, blessthefall, Woe, Is Me, and The Color Morale.
We Came As Romans was also recently announced as a main stage performer for The Bamboozle on May 18th in Asbury Park, NJ. Additional main stage acts for the opening day of the 3-day festival include Skrillex, Incubus and Mac Miller. In May, the six-piece outfit will see another international first together, venturing to South America with Underoath, Protest The Hero and Close Your Eyes.
We Came As Romans is touring in support of their sophomore full-length album, Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be that was released in September 2011 and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Current Top 200 Chart, #5 on Top Hard Music, #7 Independent, #10 Top Current Rock, #15 Current Digital, and #21 on the Top 200 Album Chart. Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be has sold nearly 50k copies to date in the United States.
The album is available in stores (Target, Best Buy, Hot Topic, independent retailers and more), and online (iTunes, Amazon, MerchNOW and more) and has also been released internationally in Europe, Russia, and South Africa (via Nuclear Blast), New Zealand and Australia (via We Are Unified), and Japan (via Triple Vision).
All upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
MACBETH AND KEEP-A-BREAST PRESENT:
We Came As Romans and Alesana w/Iwrestledabearonce, Glamour Of The Kill
Feb 02 Amsterdam, DE @ Melkweg
Feb 03 Köln, DE @ Essigfabrik
Feb 04 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Feb 05 Cardiff, UK @ CF10
Feb 06 Birmingham, UK @ The Library
Feb 07 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Feb 08 Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Feb 09 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
Feb 10 London, UK @ The Electric Ballroom
Feb 11 Colchester, UK @ Arts Centre
Feb 12 Brighton, UK @ Concord 2
SCREAM OUT FEST 2012
Feb 18 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Club Quattro
Feb 19 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Club Quattro
KEEP-A-BREAST AND MERCHNOW PRESENT:
We Came As Romans w/Emmure, blessthefall, Woe Is Me and The Color Morale
Mar 09 Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
Mar 10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 12 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Theatre
Mar 13 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Mar 15 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 20 Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
Mar 21 San Diego, CA @ Soma
Mar 22 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
Mar 23 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 24 Bakersfield, CA @ Golden State Hall
Mar 25 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Mar 27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air
Mar 31 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Apr 01 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Apr 02 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Apr 03 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Apr 04 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
Apr 07 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr 09 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Apr 12 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
Apr 13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
May 18 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Bamboozle
SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Underoath, Protest The Hero, We Came As Romans, Close Your Eyes
May 26 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall
May 27 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
May 29 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
May 30 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Teleton
Jun 02 Bogota, Columbia @ Teatro Metro Mogota