I used to go to the same yoga place as Sting. And I have to say he was a very nice guy, always with a genial hello, as if he was just a dude, and not in fact a really talented musician who used to be in the greatest band ever until he went solo and started opening himself up to occasionally deserved derision. At any rate, Sting did seem nice! So it was most gratifying to discover that he just refused to play Pasay's SM Mall of Asia arena in the Philippines, upon discovering that plans for an expansion of the (already rather disgustingly enormous) property called for the destruction of 182 trees.
A group called Save 182 has been fighting this expansion, and apparently Sting got some letters from them, and was like, "Yeah, those people cutting down the trees are bad -- let's say I don't help make them any more money and cancel my concert here!"