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The Canadian Vine star-turned-singer announces a new global arena tour to support his latest album release
By Jamie Raybould on 09 May 2018
Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, Shawn Mendes has announced that he will be embarking on his third global headline tour, starting on 7 March 2019. The tour spans 56 dates and will travel across north America and Europe, including shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, and two O2 Arena shows in London.
According to a Pollstar’s 2017 end-of-year data, Mendes’ previous tour grossed US$37.8 million, more than J. Cole, Iron Maiden and Kings of Leon.
Mendes is represented by Matt Galle at Paradigm in North America and Nick Matthews at Coda elsewhere.
Mendes’ previous tour grossed US$37.8 million
Mendes’ new album, entitled Shawn Mendes, has already received success, with the two tracks released as singles reaching the number one and two spots on the overall iTunes chart in the US, and the thirdly released ‘Youth’, featuring Khalid, also reaching number 1 on the iTunes chart in the US. It was described as “an anthem for an entire generation” by MTV UK and “nothing short of incredible” by the Official Charts Company.
Mendes was one of the first artists to make a name for himself on social media, preceding the current crop of social media stars. He was first discovered back in 2013, when he began posting videos of himself singing to the social media app Vine, and was shortly signed to Island Records where he released his first single. To this day he has sold over 10 million albums, 100 million singles and has amassed over 11 billion song streams and four billion YouTube views worldwide.
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