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Feist Leaves Arcade Fireplace Tour Over Frontman Win Butler’s Misconduct Allegations

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Singer-songwriter Feist has left Arcade Fireplace’s WE tour after opening for the band following sexual misconduct allegations towards frontman Win Butler.

Feist opened for the band’s first two reveals again since a number of individuals accused Butler of getting “inappropriate” sexual interactions with them “given the gaps in age, energy dynamics, and context by which they occurred,” Pitchfork reported.

Butler admitted to consensual relationships exterior of his marriage to Arcade Fireplace co-founder Régine Chassagne however disputed appearing in a nonconsensual method.

Feist donated proceeds from merch gross sales on the reveals to Ladies’s Support Dublin, a bunch trying to finish home violence in Eire.

Feist was scheduled to carry out with the Grammy-winning band for the rest of September, nevertheless, she introduced her departure from the tour in an Instagram submit on Thursday.

“This has been extremely troublesome for me and I can solely think about how rather more troublesome it’s been for the individuals who got here ahead. Greater than something I want therapeutic to these concerned,” Feist wrote.

″…The final two nights on stage, my songs made this choice [to leave] for me. Listening to them by way of this lens was incongruous with what I’ve labored to make clear for myself by way of my entire profession. I’ve at all times written songs to call my very own refined difficulties, aspire to my finest self and declare duty once I have to. And I’m claiming my duty now and going house.”

You’ll be able to learn Feist’s full assertion under.

A variety of artists and teams confirmed their assist for Feist’s posts by commenting with hearts, together with Gracie Abrams, Moses Sumney and Peaches.

Arcade Fireplace, in an announcement to Pitchfork, wrote that the band is “very sorry to see Leslie [Feist] go house, however utterly perceive and respect her choice.”

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