Beck Drops Off Arcade Fire's North American Tour

He's the second opener the band has lost following Win Butler's sexual misconduct allegations

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 14, 2022

Beck has now reportedly dropped off of Arcade Fire's 2022 arena tour following the allegations of sexual misconduct made against bandleader Win Butler by multiple people.

A screenshot of an email sent from ticket platform SeatGeek was posted on Reddit today, telling ticketholders that Beck is "unfortunately no longer available to join Arcade Fire" on the WE tour's North American leg, set to kick off in Washington, D.C., on October 28.

No further reasoning is given for the singer-songwriter leaving the tour, but he will apparently be replaced by Boukman Eksperyans — the Haitian roots outfit that opened for Arcade Fire's European shows last month.

The news comes after Feist dropped out as her fellow Canadians' support on the tour's previous leg. She played the first two shows in Dublin, donating merch proceeds to a women's aid organization, then released a statement responding to the allegations and announcing her departure: "I'm claiming my responsibility now and going home." Arcade Fire wrote in response, "We are very sorry to see Leslie go home, but completely understand and respect her decision."

Beck was scheduled to perform acoustically in the opening slot across the North American run, including Canadian dates in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. As of this writing, there is no official statement from the musician regarding the matter, nor any indication if refunds will be offered to ticketholders.

See the screenshot below.


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