Arcade Fire began their 2022 UK and Ireland headline tour last night (August 30)
despite recent allegations of sexual misconduct against frontman Win Butler.
On Saturday (August 27),
published an article in which four former fans of the band
who were aged between 18 and 23 at the time of the alleged interactions – accused Butler of sexual misconduct.
Three of the accusers are women and the fourth identifies as gender-fluid who uses they/them pronouns.
Later, it was claimed by multiple audience members that it appeared to be “business as usual” for the band.
Another Twitter user said “the mood was tense” inside the venue. You can see a selection of posts below.
Arcade Fire’s ‘WE’ tour is due to continue tonight (August 31) with a second Dublin show.
Some of those who attended last night said that they only did so as they were unable to get a refund on their tickets.