Arcade Fire’s Win Butler’s Sexual Escapades: “We Judge the Situation” – evenko

Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against singer Win Butler, the first two concerts of Arcade Fire’s world tour will go ahead as scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dublin, Ireland, while in Montreal in December the concert promoter said it was assessing the situation.

• Also read: Sexual misconduct allegations: Arcade Fire’s Win Butler accused by four people

“We have taken note of the allegations and are currently in the process of assessing the situation,” evenko said via email when questioned by the Journal about the impact this case is having on the group’s scheduled concert at the Bell Center in December might have 3.

Then called to clarify whether there was any question of going ahead with the concert, a spokesman replied that “this is the status quo at the moment, but we are continuing to assess the situation. »

On Sunday, Dublin concert promoter MCD confirmed in a statement to Irish Mirror that the Montreal-based collective will be performing at the 3Arena on August 30th and 31st.

According to the Irish Mirror, all tickets for the first gig are sold out and only a few remain for night number 2.

Arcade Fire’s weekend tour will be shown in several major European cities through October 1st.

After a hiatus of a few weeks, the group will then embark on a concert series in North America in late October, ending December 3 at the Bell Center in Montreal.

Inappropriate Interactions

In a report published by Pitchfoirk on Saturday, three women who were between the ages of 18 and 23 when they began their interactions with the musician testify to their experiences, which are said to have taken place during overlapping periods from 2016 to 2020. Win Butler was between the ages of 36 and 39 old.

In their opinion, these interactions would have been inappropriate due to the age difference, but also the power dynamics and the context in which these relationships would have taken place.

A fourth person identifying as of alternate gender (gender neutral), Win Butler said she was sexually assaulted twice in 2015 when she was 21 and he was 34 pitchfork.

Agreed, says Butler

Reached to comment on the allegations against him, Win Butler, through PR expert Risa Heller, admitted to having had sex with each of the four people. However, he assured that these interactions were consensual and that he was not the originator.

Régine Chassagne, a member of the group Arcade Fire and the musician’s wife, supported Win Butler’s comment in a written statement sent to the media. “I know what’s in his heart and I know he has never touched a woman without her consent and never will and I’m sure he never has,” it read.

Provided in a second statement pitchforkWin Butler repeatedly apologizes for a period of drinking and depression as he revisits the allegations.

“While these relationships have all been consensual, I am truly sorry for anyone who has been hurt by my behavior,” he wrote.

“Looking ahead, I continue to learn from my mistakes and work hard to become a better person, someone my son can be proud of. […] I’m sorry for not being more aware and attuned to the effect I have on people – I screwed up and while that’s no excuse I will continue to look forward to healing what can be healed can, and to learn from past experiences. »

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