The Shawn Mendes World Tour

Kaylee Seitz, Staff Writer

Photo taken by Josiah Vandien in Cologne, Germany.

 

20 year old Shawn Mendes, started his third world tour about two weeks ago. He’s playing in arenas with the capacities of about 20,000 each night all over the world.

He has shows in Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the UK, South America, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

The tour has gotten quite a lot of attention due to its aesthetics, merchandise, opening acts, and so much more.

“This tour is so different from all his other tours. He really went all out on everything,” said fan Nikki Barone.

Mendes and his team designed stages around the entire venue that way all fans attending have a chance to be more interactive with the show.

“As we all entered the venue we were given light-up bracelets. Each song had a light display to go with the bracelets,” said fan Avery Boyles.

Singer and songwriter Alessia Cara, is the show opener for the entire tour. She has an eleven-song setlist where she sings her many hits.

Shawn also has two more openers who will join him for the Australian and New Zealand dates only. They are Dan and Shay, country and pop duo and 16 year old, singer-songwriter Ruel.

“I’m so happy with the Shawn’s choices for the opening acts. I’ve seen Alessia a few times live and she’s amazing and I also love Dan and Shay’s music and I’m slowly becoming a Ruel stan so I’m so excited for him,” said Barone.

This tour not only is making fans very excited and happy it’s also making Shawn happy. Recently at his Q&A he told fans, “This tour is so different from anything I’ve done. I love it so much, the crowds are crazier than ever and I feel so free, I’m dancing around more than ever and just having so much fun,” said Shawn Mendes.

This tour will also mark a milestone in Shawn’s career. On September 6th, 2019 he will play Rogers Centre, in his home town Toronto, Canada for his first-ever stadium show.

Rogers Centre has a capacity of 54,000 making it the largest show he’s done.

Shawn will also perform in more than one hundred cities on this tour with few more stadium shows after the Toronto date in South America.