Including first-ever uk arena dates
‘treat you better’ certified platinum & reaches top 10 on billboard hot 100
Illuminate available 23 september 2016
Tickets on sale at 10am, Friday 16 September 2016
Today, in support of his second album Illuminate (out September 23rd on Virgin EMI UK Records), multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announces his first-ever headlining arena world tour for 2017. The huge 44-date tour will kick off in the UK at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 27 April 2017 and will continue across Europe and North America until 23 August 2017, with many more dates yet to be announced globally. The tour touches down at London The O2 and Manchester Arena along the way (see full list of dates below and get ticket info at http://shawnmendesofficial.com/tour). Fan club presales begin on September 12th and general public on sales begin at 10am on Friday 16th September at www.aeglive.co.uk and www.marshall-arts.com. For fan club presale info, head to www.ShawnAccess.com.
Shawn Mendes’ upcoming album Illuminate, out on 23 September features hit lead single “Treat You Better” which was an instant hit, sky-rocketing to the no.1 spot in 36 countries and currently riding high in the UK Top 10. This marked Shawn’s second Top 10 hit following the release of “Stitches” which held the coveted no.1 spot on the UK Official Charts for two weeks. Mendes has since released three additional tracks from Illuminate including “Mercy”, “Ruin” and “Three Empty Words”, available now upon pre-ordering the album.
Shawn has recently come off his sold-out Shawn Mendes World Tour following the success of debut album Handwritten. This Friday 10 September, Shawn will headline New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden with The Illuminate Live Concert & Album Event, playing new music from his highly anticipated forthcoming album for the first time.
Shawn Mendes said, “I’m so excited for the Illuminate World Tour and to head to the UK for the shows there. The British fans have been so supportive and this will be my first time headlining in Scotland and Manchester, as well as The O2 in London. I can’t wait!”
At just 18 years old, his powerful sound and raw songwriting has lead him to be named as Forbes “30 Under 30” in 2016, The People’s Choice Awards “Favourite New Artist” 2016 and one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens” of 2014 and 2015. Mendes will take to the stage at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 27 April, Manchester Arena on 28 April and London’s O2 on 1 June 2017.
Shawn Mendes ‘Illuminate World Tour’ 2017 UK Tour Dates:
Thursday 27 April 2017 Glasgow SSE Hydro
Friday 28 April 2017 Manchester Arena
Thursday 1 June 2017 London The O2
Tickets available from www.aeglive.co.uk from 10am, Friday 16 September 2016.