Not everyone in the Philippines is thrilled about Incubus' show there on July 28th. Last week, an unknown group sent out a text message protest, urging residents to pray against the band. The message reads, "PRAYER ALERT !! A rock band called INCUBUS s comin 2perform at d Araneta Coliseum on July 28. We mUST pRAY this group dUZnt even step on2 Philippine soil so that they dONT impart their spirits in2 our youth!!"
The message cites the band's name, defining it as "male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons," a "situation resembling a terrifying dream" or "someone who depresses or worries others."
Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger is aware of the message. "I've heard people were worried us about bringing our evil music to the holy land there," he tells Rolling Stone. "In a certain way, it's kind of an honor and I do very much treat it with a sense of humor."
But he does have some strong feelings about religious zealotry.Read More »from Exclusive: Incubus Respond to Religious Protesters