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    Feist opens for Arcade Hearth in Dublin, donates merch proceeds to Girls’s Help

    Arcade Hearth seem like shifting forward with their ‘WE’ tour – regardless of frontman Win Butler going through allegations of sexual misconduct (all of which he has denied) – and started the UK leg in Dublin final evening (August 30). Feist opened for the present as deliberate, however has dedicated to donating all proceeds earned from her merch gross sales to the native chapter of Girls’s Help.

    As proven in a photograph making the rounds on social media, Feist’s merch stall was adorned with a flyer that learn: “All proceeds from Feist merchandise will likely be donated to Girls’s Help Dublin”. The Canadian singer-songwriter is but to publicly acknowledge the transfer – or the accusations levelled towards Butler. Nevertheless, she has been absent from social media altogether since early Could.

    Feist is donating proceeds from the merch on the Arcade Hearth present tonight to Girls’s Help Dublin

    — kevin freeburn (@KevFreeburn) August 30, 2022

    Reactions on-line have been blended. On Twitter, author Adam Grimord-Isham described Feist’s choice to donate her earnings from the present – versus eradicating herself from the tour altogether – as “a shitshow”, whereas pop-culture journalist Jill Krajewski wrote: “Enterprise as traditional after a red-hot sexual assault and misconduct investigation? Not very twee of you.”

    What a shitshow! Feist refusing to cancel as opener and simply donating her charge? SMH!

    — Adam Grimord-Isham (@Grimisham) August 30, 2022

    yikes at feist nonetheless opening for arcade hearth. enterprise as traditional after a red-hot sexual assault and misconduct investigation? not very twee of you

    — Jill Krajewski (@JillKrajewski) August 30, 2022

    As replies to Krajewski’s Tweet have identified, although, Feist could not be capable of take away herself from the tour (or communicate out on the scenario with Butler) on account of contractual obligations. Fellow journalist Alheli Picazo has opined that “individuals ought to name on Arcade Hearth to proactively launch” the artist from her contract, elevating the query on the difficulty: “What can or ought to she moderately be anticipated to do?”

    These within the music business will know/perceive higher than anybody else the constraints Feist finds herself in.

    If something, I believe individuals ought to name on Arcade Hearth to proactively launch Feist from any contractual obligations.

    She will then make a free alternative.

    — Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) August 30, 2022

    Arcade Hearth’s ‘WE’ tour continues tonight (August 31) with a second present in Dublin, which Feist can also be scheduled to open. It’s unknown on the time of writing if she plans to additionally donate tonight’s merch sale earnings to Girls’s Help, or if she’ll be doing the identical throughout the whole lot of the tour (which is slated to run till the beginning of October). NME has reached out for representatives of Feist for clarification and remark.

    As per the organisation’s web site, Girls’s Help is “a number one nationwide organisation that has been working in Eire to cease home violence towards ladies and youngsters since 1974”.

    Studies of Butler’s alleged sexual misconduct emerged final Saturday, when Pitchfork revealed an investigation whereby 4 individuals accused the frontman of “inappropriate” actions. Butler replied to the allegations in a prolonged assertion of his personal, claiming he was “very sorry to anybody who I’ve damage with my behaviour” however sustaining that “these relationships had been all consensual”.

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