Fill in some texFArcade Fire UK tour: Fans urge band to cancel shows following sexual misconduct allegations as support act drops out

Win Butler, Arcade Fire's frontman, has admitted to relationships outside his marriage to bandmate Régine Chassagne, but says all were consensual and denies misconduct. The claims were made ahead of a tour, which takes in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London in the UK.


Arcade Fire are facing growing calls from fans to cancel shows or refund tickets for their upcoming UK tour dates following allegations of sexual misconduct against frontman Win Butler.

The claims by three women and one gender-fluid person were published in an investigation by US music site Pitchfork at the weekend. The four were aged between 18 and 23 at the time of the alleged inappropriate behaviour between 2016 and 2020 - while Butler was in his late 30s, the article reported.

Arcade Fire have played shows in Dublin this week and are due to start a handful of UK dates tonight, ahead of gigs across Europe, the US and Canada.

Following the allegations, some fans of the indie rock band say they are no longer comfortable attending Arcade Fire shows or listening to their music. Some are trying to resell tickets or have asked for refunds from sales sites, and some say it is the band's responsibility to step in and make this happen.

Chassagne has supported her husband, saying in a statement: "I know he has never, and would never, touch a woman without her consent and I am certain he never did. He has lost his way and he has found his way back

Mrs Collier paid for insurance for her tickets, which she says cost about £94 each in total, but was told her reasons for no longer being able to go to the gig did not meet the criteria for a payout.