Feist exits as opening act in Arcade Fire tour after frontman Win Butler faces sexual misconduct allegations
Leslie Feist, the singer behind the mononymously-named musical act Feist, launched Thursday that she may probably be exiting her function because of the opening act on tour with Arcade Fire. The willpower comes after Pitchfork printed allegations of sexual misconduct within the route of one in all many band’s co-founders, Win Butler.
In an announcement printed to her website and Instagram, Feist stated she found concerning the allegations from headlines, and after performing the primary two nights of the scheduled tour, “what I’m constructive of is the most suitable choice to protect my band and crew and my household is to distance myself from this tour, not this dialog.”
“My songs made this willpower for me. Hearing them by means of this lens was incongruous with what I’ve labored to make clear for myself by means of my full profession,” the assertion says.
Feist alludes to what she’s been by means of herself, writing, “My experiences embrace the an similar experiences because of the quite a few individuals I’ve spoken to because of the data broke on Saturday…We all have a narrative inside a spectrum starting from baseline poisonous masculinity to pervasive misogyny to really being bodily, psychologically, emotionally or sexually assaulted.”
The allegations within the route of Butler have been first printed in Pitchfork on Tuesday, and issue the experiences of 4 individuals who described experiences starting from undesirable sexting to sexual assault. All have been youthful than Butler, starting from 18 to 23 on the time, whereas he was in his mid to late 30s.
In an announcement offered to Pitchfork, Butler acknowledges having had sexual encounters exterior of his marriage nonetheless insists that they have been consensual.
“I’ve actually not touched a girl within the route of her will, and any implication that I’ve is solely false,” Butler stated all through the assertion.
“While these relationships have been all consensual, I’m very sorry to anybody who I’ve harm with my conduct,” he continued, along with, “As I look to the long run, I’m persevering with to be taught from my errors and dealing laborious to develop to be a better particular particular person, any particular person my son is probably proud of.”
Since the allegations have been made public, the American-Canadian Butler’s music has been pulled from numerous North American radio stations, in accordance with the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
“In mild of the current allegations within the route of Win Butler, CBC Music will pause on having enjoyable with Arcade Fire’s music till we be taught additional concerning the state of affairs,” stated Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs at CBC.
As of Thursday, Arcade Fire’s European tour is about to proceed as scheduled.