Update: Satanic Planet will perform at the Indiana State Capitol on September 28th!
In response to Christian missionary musician Sean Feucht’s ongoing "Let Us Worship" concert tour, which has already found the musician playing within the Capitol buildings of several states, the experimental avant industrial band “Satanic Planet” has vowed to play the same public venues that have accommodated Feucht. According to Satanic Planet frontperson Lucien Greaves, “Feucht is openly a theocrat who courts the attention of politicians and seeks to proselytize through his performances. He has his opinions, and we have ours, but one thing the government can not do is preference his viewpoint over ours by giving him exclusive access to perform a concert on the Capitol grounds. That stage is every bit as much ours as it is his, so, in the name of pluralism and religious liberty, there are some state capitols that are likely soon to be hosting Satanic Planet shows.”
According to law, the government must remain neutral regarding religious viewpoints when granting permission to parties seeking to take advantage of public accommodations. For this reason, the fact that public representatives have allowed Feucht to perform openly Christian events within state capitol buildings, leaves little in the way of a legal rationale whereby Satanic Planet might be denied.
Satanic Planet is a super-group which includes Luke Henshaw (Planet B, Sonido de la Frontera), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Swing Kids, Deaf Club) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple co-founder and spokesperson), and other collaborators. Their first album debuted in 2021 with the single “Baphomet,” and their live shows have attracted Satanists nationwide, incorporating ceremonial “unbaptisms” into their performances. Their last performance, which took place in Cambridge, MA this past April, drew protesters.
The band is hoping to raise the funds to perform at the state capitols that Feucht has played through a crowdfunding campaign. According to Greaves, “We will not be able to sell tickets to the capitol grounds, we will surely draw protests, the stage and sound will likely be difficult, and the cost will not be insignificant. That said, however, we can not stand by idly as theocratic extremists are given such an elevated public platform to spread their divisive message without reminding everybody that that stage is equally theirs as well. Feucht seeks to use the stage to announce a theocratic stranglehold over the United States government, and we seek to rectify that by re-establishing pluralism.”
If Satanic Planet’s request to perform is denied, the fundraiser will be put towards the legal battle that will follow.
As Satanic Planet embarks on this ambitious tour, they need your support more than ever. Every dollar you contribute will help ensure the message of religious pluralism and liberty is echoed within the halls of state capitol buildings just as loudly as any other religious viewpoint. We created a special shop to support this fundraiser, offering Satanic Planet vinyl records signed by the band and Let Us Burn tour t-shirts. All Let Us Burn shop items have been priced to help us achieve our fundraising goal.
Should there be any unforeseen circumstances, such as the denial of Satanic Planet's requests to perform at the Capitol stages, or if the fundraising goals are not achieved, every cent raised will be redirected towards The Satanic Temple's legal support fund. This guarantees that your donation will serve to uphold religious freedom.