No More Manila Concert for Sting?

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Now it can be told: Sting is still a tree-hugger.
Reuters/REUTERS - Singer Sting performs during his concert at the Olympic Sports Complex in Moscow, July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

The artist is cancelling his Back to Bass Tour at the Mall of Asia Arena scheduled for Dec. 9, 2012 because the group that opposed SM Baguio’s plan to cut 182 trees to give way to a parking lot was credited to have successfully lobbied the known environmentalist from playing in the venue.

 The official statement from MOA Arena said it “has exhausted all measures for the show to push through.” An accompanying press release stated that “The SM MOA Arena has nothing to do with the case in Baguio except for the fact that it is also under the same holding company as the Baguio branch.”

Ovation Productions, which is bringing in Sting, said it will issue an official statement this weekend when asked if the concert will push through in another venue. -Continue reading.


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