Shawn Mendes’ sophomore album, Illuminate is not set to be released until September 23rd. However, the 18-year-old heartthrob is allowing fans to get a taste of his latest, more mature sound. On September 10th, he will be playing at New York’s most iconic venue, Madison Square Garden.
Friday night, Mendes took to Twitter to express his excitement for the upcoming show, which had completely sold out in only a matter of days.
“Rehearing like crazy for MSG. So pumped for you to see everything live” The “Life Of The Party” singer followed up by expressing his appreciation for his 7.3 million followers, tweeting out “Love u guys!”
This will not be Mendes’ first time playing at a large venue like this. He was able to experience similar stadiums when he opened for pop sensation Taylor Swift last year during her 1989 Tour.
Mendes’ first lead single off of Illuminate, “Treat You Better” has become his second top 10 song, continuing to climb the charts. The newest single follows his 2015 hit, “Stitches.” “Stitches” had attained 4x platinum status in the U.S. back in February. Mendes has also pre-released three other tracks that will be on his upcoming album— “Ruin,” “Three Empty Words” and “Mercy.”
The Canadian singer-songwriter briefly previewed his MSG album concert in a four minute, black-and-white video for “Ruin.” The video showcases Mendes and his electric guitar, admiring and serenading the empty arena before it becomes filled with fans. You can watch the magic unfold here.
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