Indie rock singer Feist mentioned Thursday she would now not tour with Arcade Fireplace after the band’s frontman Win Butler was accused of sexual misconduct.
The artist, whose full title 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 through 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” alternative 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 attributable to Win Butler and to depart would indicate I used to be the decide 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 mentioned her songs in the end made the choice for her after she performed them throughout the tour’s first two dates.
“Listening to them by way of this lens was incongruous with what I’ve labored to make clear for myself by way of my complete profession,” she wrote.
“I’ve all the time written songs to call my very own delicate difficulties, aspire to my finest self and declare duty after I have to. And I’m claiming duty now and going residence.”
Feist was slated to open for her fellow Canadians throughout 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.