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DETAILS FOR SPA LateNight Announces We Came As Romans and Icon For Hire Show
Start: February 7, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: HUB Alumni Hall

SPA LateNight Announces We Came As Romans and Icon For Hire Show

SPA LateNight just announced their next big show for all the Penn State metalheads out there. We Came As Romans will headline on Friday, February 7th in Alumni Hall with upcoming band Icon For Hire opening.

Check out the Facebook event page HERE.

Icon For Hire

We Came As Romans have been around for a while now, but these two metalcore groups have similar influences.  Icon For Hire breaks away from the typical genre stereotypes to bring a more pop-influenced sound, but both bands make use of electronic elements to make their music stand out. I’d never heard of  Icon For Hire, but the first song “Make A Move” I checked out was pretty cool actually, just a really fun, high energy song to get people going. It definitely gets the guitarist going anyway. Mohawk dance party anyone?

We Came As Romans


“SPA LateNight is bringing back the metal bands as Icon For Hire opens for We Came As Romans. This event will be Friday, February 7th in Alumni Hall. The event will begin at 10pm and is free to Penn State students with valid PSU IDs.

We Came As Romans formed in 2005 and is comprised of Dave Stephens [vocals], Kyle Pavone [vocals], Joshua Moore [lyrics/guitar], Eric Choi [drums], Lou Cotton [guitar] and Andrew Glass [bass]. We Came As Romans “…push the boundaries of what modern alternative music should be, while staying authentic to their roots.” With hit singles titled “To Move On is to Grow” and “Never Let Go” this band will be bringing its metal sound to rock out Penn State. The band has appeared on the covers of Alternative Press (twice) and Substream Music Press magazines, in exclusive features in Journeys stores and in Hot Topic’s back-to-school campaign, and appeared on,, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, Axe Body Spray Sites, and Sirius XM Liquid Metal.

Icon for Hire, a female led nu metal band, choosing their name as a satirical comment on the state of the music industry, combines pop punk and alternative metal elements with strings and electronics. They recently released their new album, Icon for Hire, in October 2013. Influences cited by the band have included hard rock bands like Linkin Park and Rage Against the Machine, as well as pop- and hip hop-oriented artists such as Skrillex, The Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Gaga. This band will be opening for We Came As Romans.”


We Came As Romans – Fade Away

We Came As Romans – Hope


Icon For Hire – Make A Move

Icon For Hire – Get Well