Beck is the latest artist to drop out of Arcade Fire’s tour. The group’s North American tour in support WE is set to kick off in Washington, DC later this month, with the Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans replacing Beck as the opening act. As of this writing, there has been no official statement from Beck or Arcade Fire regarding the decision.
The news arrives less than two months after Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was accused of sexual misconduct by four people. Butler denied the allegations against him, maintaining that all of the sexual encounters were consensual.
Feist, who was scheduled to open the European leg of Arcade Fire’s tour, withdrew after performing at the band’s first two shows in Dublin. “I’m imperfect and I will navigate this decision imperfectly, but what I’m sure of is the best way to take care of my band and crew and my family is to distance myself from this tour, not this conversation,” she wrote at the time. Boukman Eksperyans then joined the band on their remaining European dates.