Shawn Mendes has come a long way from singing into a camera for six second videos on Vine. This week he announced, after much hype, that he will be headlining his first international tour this spring. And that’s not all, anyone who purchases a ticket to the tour will also receive a pre-order for a physical copy of his debut album. The other free gift Shawn is throwing in to all fans is that the first 50 who buy tickets to every date will receive a free meet and greet with the teen dream. Expect Ticketmaster to crash at noon Saturday when the tickets go on sale. The official onsale dates and times are this Saturday, January 24 at 12 p.m. local time for US buyers, and January 23rd at 9 a.m. for UK fans.
Shawn’s manager Tweeted this morning that the tickets will sell for around $30. Shawn is playing some prestigious and big venues, so it will be interesting to see how fast he can sell them out. (He will, no doubt.) Last fall Shawn performed three dates in Toronto, New York and LA and the tickets sold out in minutes. If his first international tour isn’t enough, Shawn will be hitting the road with Taylor Swift over the fall and summer as the opener. He will be playing nearly all stadiums and large arenas–which he stands to inherit in a few years if he keeps playing his cards right.
The next question is, naturally, who will Shawn bring along to open for him? It would be smart to choose Jacob Whitesides–almost identical to Shawn in style and looks–who is doing his own little club tour this winter. But I doubt Shawn’s team will want to pair him with anyone too incredibly similar. Either way, I feel like he could have fun picking up another Viner.
Click on for the full list of venue dates! All the other info (there is nothing else because I have covered everything u need to know but I feel obligated to say this) can be found at Shawn’s official website.
THE DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS
2/23 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
2/25 – Berlin, Germany – Franz
3/01 – Paris, France – Le Boule Paris
3/04 – London, UK – Garage
4/08 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
4/10 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
4/11 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
4/12 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
4/14 – Minneapolis MN – Northrop Auditorium
4/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
4/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
4/19 – Dallas, TX – McFarlain Memorial Auditorium
4/21 – Phoenix AZ – LiveWire
4/22 – Anaheim, CA – Observatory
I could possiblyyy be at the Nashville show. Holla if you wind up at a date!