After accusations against frontman: Singer Feist breaks off tour with Arcade Fire

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After accusations against frontman
Singer Feist cancels tour with Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire frontman has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women. Vocalist Feist, who was actually supposed to support the band on the current tour, is now taking the consequences. “I can’t go on,” she explains.

The musician Leslie Feist, who works as an artist only under her last name, has cut off the tour with Arcade Fire. The reason is the recent allegations of a “Pitchfork” article against the band’s head, Win Butler.

In a statement on Instagram, the Canadian singer describes how she came across the article: “In a pub in Dublin, after rehearsing with my band, I read the same headline as you. We didn’t have time to look forward to what was about prepare, let alone the chance to decide not to fly across the ocean in the midst of this situation.”

The joint concert in Dublin clearly took place – a photo is circulating on Twitter showing Feist’s merchandise stand. A notice on the stand says the proceeds will be donated to a women’s charity in Dublin. The upcoming concerts that Feist would open in Europe will probably take place without her.

On Instagram, the 46-year-old added that the article “started a conversation bigger than me, bigger than my songs and certainly bigger than any rock and roll tour.” Continuing with the concerts would be the signal that she was ignoring the damage caused by Butler. However, that is not the case for her. “I can’t solve it by stopping, I can’t solve it by staying, but I can’t go on,” Feist said.

According to research by Pitchfork, Butler allegedly harassed several young women with sexual messages between 2015 and 2020. Another person claimed that Butler sexually harassed her twice. The 42-year-old apologized for his behavior in a statement, but also pointed out that all sexual contacts were consensual. His wife and bandmate Régine Chassagne, to whom Butler has been married since 2003, also supported her husband with a statement.

Arcade Fire just released a new album. The Canadian band’s European tour will also take them to Munich, Cologne and Berlin in September.

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