Arcade Fire started their world tour in Dublin

Days after the band's frontman Win Butler was accused of sexual misconduct.

A Pitchfork investigation found four people aged between 18 and 23 

Who accused the musician of behaving inappropriately

The allegations ranged from sexual assault to unsolicited sexual text messages and forceful touching.

Butler has denied the allegations and said all encounters were consensual

"I have never touched a woman against her will," he said in a statement to the music site.

"It is deeply revisionist, and frankly just wrong, for anyone to suggest otherwise."

The Grammy Award winner, who is married to bandmate Régine Chassagne,

Cited past struggles with alcohol and depression, and said.

He was "very sorry to anyone who I have hurt with my behaviour".