Indie rock singer Feist stated Thursday she would not tour with Arcade Fireplace after the band’s frontman Win Butler was accused of sexual misconduct.
The artist, whose full identify is Leslie Feist, pulled out of the “We” tour two days after it started in Eire, she defined in a letter to followers.
Butler, 42, has denied a Pitchfork report printed final week by which three girls accused him of inappropriate sexual interactions and one other particular person accused him of sexual assault.
“I can’t proceed,” Feist, 46 wrote of her “extremely tough” selection in a prolonged letter posted on Twitter that defined her thought course of.
“To remain on tour would symbolize I used to be both defending or ignoring the hurt brought on by Win Butler and to depart would suggest I used to be the choose and jury,” she wrote.
“I used to be by no means right here to face for or with Arcade Fireplace — I used to be right here to face alone two toes on a stage.”
“The Unhealthy In Every Different” artist stated her songs finally made the choice for her after she performed them in the course of the tour’s first two dates.
“Listening to them by this lens was incongruous with what I’ve labored to make clear for myself by my entire profession,” she wrote.
“I’ve at all times written songs to call my very own delicate difficulties, aspire to my greatest self and declare accountability once I must. And I’m claiming accountability now and going residence.”
Feist was slated to open for her fellow Canadians in the course of the tour’s European leg. No alternative had been named. Beck is ready to choose up supporting act duties when the tour reaches the states late subsequent month.