Shawn Mendes Coming to Roy Wilkins Auditorium Aug. 2
With his No. 1 debut album, No. 1 single "Stitches," and now second Pop Radio hit "I Know What You Did Last Summer" extending his momentum into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April - May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates, including a stop at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Preceding these shows, Shawn will play his biggest New York City concert to date, headlining Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, March 5, which sold out in under five minutes when tickets went on sale this past fall.
Fan Club presale for the Shawn Mendes World Tour will start on Feb. 1; with an American Express presale starting the next day Feb. 2 and public on-sale going up Feb. 6 in the U.S. Fans can access the presale by signing up for ShawnAccess.com to get a code and then purchasing a "ShawnAccess Tour Passport Presale Bundle" on the show's ticketing site. The first 50 ticket purchases in each city (25 from presale, 25 from regular on-sale) will win a meet and greet with Shawn at their respective concerts.
"I Know What You Did Last Summer," the RIAA gold single duet by Shawn and Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony, has gone Top 15 at Pop Radio, Top 10 on iTunes, Top 20 on the U.S. Spotify chart and Top 30 on Spotify's Global Top 50. The video for "IKWYDLS" is currently past 35 million YouTube views. Shawn and Camila wrote the song together backstage in his green room at a Taylor Swift 1989 Tour show last summer and recorded it secretly in New York and Los Angeles.
When "Handwritten," now double platinum with a total of two million adjusted sales, entered Soundscan at No. 1 last year, it made Shawn the youngest artist in nearly five years to chart a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. "IKWYDLS" follows up Shawn's run of consecutive hit singles "Life of The Party" (RIAA platinum), "Something Big" (RIAA platinum) and "Stitches" (RIAA 4x-platinum). "Stitches" went to No. 1 on U.S. Pop Radio, nearing pole position at the Hot AC formats and has become a certifiable airplay and sales smash around the world. In addition to topping the official singles chart in the UK this week, the single has hit No. 1 on iTunes in over 20 markets, and reached Top 5 on the Global Spotify chart. Shawn also took home the MTV EMA for Best New Artist and the People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist.
For more information on the Shawn Mendes World Tour 2016, visit ShawnMendesOfficial.com.
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About Messina Touring and AEG Live
The North American leg of the Shawn Mendes World Tour will be produced and promoted by AEG Live & Messina Touring Group (MTG). MTG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world. AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, George Strait, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn; is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.