Rón Maguire was stranded between anguish and excitement at the front of the line for Arcade Fire’s concert in Dublin on Tuesday night, the commencement of the band’s European tour.
The 20-year-old student, who was sporting a homemade Arcade Fire T-shirt, proudly declared, “I’ve been listening to them my whole life.” But this news has reduced me to tears. Many musicians are guilty of horrible acts, but Win?
This week, four people came forward to accuse musician Win Butler of s**xual misconduct. Though he has rejected the allegations,
several fans were left wondering whether or not to attend the band’s first European tour gig since the allegations surfaced on Saturday night.
Music from the group is being removed from rotation at some American and Canadian radio stations.
Some online commentators have urged concertgoers to skip upcoming shows in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and abroad. Several Dublin-based admirers announced via Twitter that they would not be present.
People couldn’t believe the tour was actually happening. A representative for Arcade Fire declined to go more than to say that the band would continue its tour in support of its latest album, We.
Feist, the Canadian artist who opened the night at the 3Arena, did not address the allegations in any way throughout her set.
She put up a sign at her wares table promising to give all of the money she made to Women’s Aid, an Irish organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence. A call to her publicist went unanswered.
Maguire decided to wait until after the concert to find out what exactly the charges were against Butler. That’s information I’d rather not have right now.
My guess is that once I get going, I’ll be OK. When I come back to the house, I’ll grab some reading material and learn all about it. I’m going to have a bad mood.
JD Carey, 18, came to show support for Maguire but to also feel better. The fact that the band’s loyal following remains unchanged is deeply upsetting to the victims.
The sentiment was shared by 19-year-old arena resident Shan Conley. If I’d known the news beforehand, I wouldn’t have purchased a ticket. In that case, I have no interest in adding to his wealth.
Her 20-year-old travel companion, Steve Dowling, had no reservations about coming along. “It’s only allegations until he’s proven guilty.”
According to a Pitchfork investigation, four people between the ages of 18 and 23 have accused Butler of inappropriate behavior.
The four people (three women and one who identifies as gender nonconforming) say that Butler, then aged 34 to 39, sent them unwelcome sexual texts between 2015 and 2020, taking advantage of his reputation and their admiration. For more updates visit on TheActiveNews.Com.