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Matt Cooper: Arcade Fire frontman faces serious allegations but can art be separated from the artist?

Some fans of the band seem to think that Win Butler has provided an adequate response to the accusations, but others are not convinced

Arcade Fire perform at The 3Arena in Dublin last week: Many fans danced and sang away, some apparently oblivious to the allegations made against frontman Win Butler. Picture: Getty

The show must go on. At least it did for Arcade Fire at the 3Arena last Tuesday and Wednesday evening, despite the publication in previous days of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour against the band’s frontman Win Butler.

Many fans of the band, very popular in Ireland for at least a decade, danced and sang away, many apparently oblivious to the allegations made against him. Judging by reports from the event, some concert-goers were well ...