SHAWN MENDES Announces Special Guests On Australia & New Zealand Tour Stops


GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announces special guests, Dan + Shay and Ruel, to join him on his Australian and New Zealand tour stops. GRAMMY Award winning American duo Dan + Shay join Mendes in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney while Australian singer-songwriter Ruel will join for Shawn’s tour stops in Brisbane and Auckland.  Shawn is also releasing limited additional tickets for all shows including the previously sold out tour dates, which will go on sale on Monday, April 1st at 12pm AEDT.

Shawn Mendes: The Tour follows Shawn’s 2017 Illuminate World Tour and 2016 Shawn Mendes World Tour, both of which were sold-out. Shawn will arrive armed with a slew of new hits from his self-titled LP, which debuted at #1 on both the US Billboard 200 chart (his third album to do so, making him the third youngest solo artist of all time with three #1 albums) and the ARIA Album Chart, and at #1 on iTunes in over 80 countries worldwide. Globally, Shawn has sold over 15 million albums and 125 million singles to date, and his songs have been streamed more than 20 billion times.

Wednesday 23 October
RAC Arena | Perth, WA

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 26 October          
Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide, SA

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Tuesday 29 October      
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Wednesday 30 October  
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Thursday 31 October 
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 2 November           
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Sunday 3 November 2019             
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Wednesday 6 November 2019   
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 9 November 2019
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ

All Ages | NEW TICKETS! | Ph: 0800 111 999

About Shawn Mendes
GRAMMY nominated Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendesreleased his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland & more and shot to #1 on iTunes in more than 80 countries immediately upon release. The album became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018 and made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three consecutive #1 albums. At the end of 2018, Shawn was nominated in two categories for the 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year” for In My Blood and “Best Pop Vocal Album” for Shawn Mendes. Leading up to the album, he released multiple tracks including Youth Featuring Khalid, In My Blood and Lost In Japan. Both In My Blood and Lost In Japan experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in over 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. With In My Blood, Shawn became the first artist to ever have four #1 singles at AC radio before the age of 20.

In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x Platinum hit There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining his 7x Platinum single Stitches. Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 3 consecutive #1 album debuts, 2 platinum albums, and 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 15 million albums, 125 million singles, and has amassed over 20 billion song streams and 6 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary stadiums and arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. On his upcoming tour, Shawn Mendes: The Tour, he sold out his first ever stadium show in minutes at Rogers Centre in his hometown of Toronto. The tour begins in March 2019, with over 70 dates currently announced across the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America and Australia/New Zealand, with more to be announced soon. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and 2018 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential”. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognised Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.

About Dan + Shay
GRAMMY-winning duo Dan + Shay debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their self-titled third studio album the same week that its lead single Tequila reached No.1 on the Country Airplay chart, marking the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously. Their latest single All To Myself is already performing like a Top 30 song as it approaches 50,000,000 on-demand streams and more than 360,000 track equivalents. Their previous Platinum-certified single Speechless held four weeks atop the country radio charts and had a nine-week run on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The romantic tune has sold upwards of 1.7 million track equivalents, including more than 223 million streams. Speechless follows the nearly 3x Platinum-certified viral hit Tequila written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, and Nicolle Galyon, which became their first multi-week country radio No. 1 and recently took home a GRAMMY award for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” and a nomination for “Best Country Song.” The duo performed the winning song live on the telecast, after which it shot up to No. 3 on the all-genre iTunes chart and was the most Shazamed song of the night. They’ve also performed the global smash, which has accumulated 540 million on-demand streams internationally, on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, the CMA Fest concert special, the 53rd ACM Awards, TODAY Summer Concert Series, the CMT Music Awards and the 52nd CMA Awards. With Tequila and Speechless, Dan + Shay boast two of the five most-streamed country songs of 2018, and they recently became the only duo ever to hold the top two spots on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart simultaneously for eight consecutive weeks.

The skyrocketing pair made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began, featuring the No. 1 single Nothin’ Like You and the Platinum-certified 19 You + Me. The breakout duo followed up with 2016’s Obsessed, which produced two more No. 1 hits with the Gold-certified How Not To and the Platinum-certified From The Ground Up. Dan + Shay sold out every date of their headlining UK to start 2019 and will kick off their already sold-out Dan + Shay The Tour in March.

About Ruel
Once in a blue moon you’ll hear a voice that floors you. That’s how it was when GRAMMY-winning producer M-Phazes was handed a demo recording of unknown artist, Ruel. Actually, it was the sort of moment every producer prays for. Floored. Dripping in soulful authenticity, this was the voice of a broken heart that had been smoking cigarettes and downing whiskey for the past 40 years. Imagine hearing that, and knowing nobody else has. Now imagine hearing that, and then finding out he was 12.

This is how an unknown kid from Sydney ended up becoming the protégé of super producer M-Phazes and would later feature on his critically acclaimed Golden Yearssingle. Exploding onto screens across the globe, Ruel made his live radio debut with M-Phazes on triple j’s Like A Version as the youngest-ever featured performer on the segment, performing a haunting cover of Jack Garratt’s Weathered gathering half a million video views in less than 48 hours. There’s a lot to be said about the fact that Ruel penned his first song Don’t Tell Me when he was just 12 years old. Or the fact that he was invited to perform private showcases all over the world for industry heavyweights. But it’s the raw talent of this now 14-year-old anomaly that’s turning heads and getting people talking. In a world dominated by flash-in-the-pan teen pop artists, Ruel is ready to break the mould with his soulful take on modern pop and give the industry a much needed shake up.

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