Arcade Fire’s Glasgow show is to go ahead as planned next week despite sexual misconduct claims against lead singer Win Butler.
Allegations from four people against the frontman were published on music news website Pitchfork over the weekend.
Three women shared claims of sexual interactions with Butler and pointed to “the gaps in age, power dynamics, and context in which they occurred”.
Another person, who uses they/them pronouns, said they had been sexually assaulted by Butler twice in 2015, when they were 21 and he was 24.
Butler 42, is married to bandmate Régine Chassagne and they have a nine-year-old son.
He denied the claims in a statement, saying he had “consensual” relationships outside of his marriage and had “shared messages of which I am not proud”.
“Most importantly, every single one of these interactions has been mutual and always between consenting adults. It is deeply revisionist, and frankly just wrong, for anyone to suggest otherwise” he added.
“While these relationships were all consensual, I am very sorry to anyone who I have hurt with my behavior. Life is filled with tremendous pain and error, and I never want to be part of causing someone else’s pain.”
Butler said he is trying to learn from his mistakes and trying “to become a better person”.
OVO Hydro confirmed the gig is still to go ahead on Monday September 5.