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Shawn Mendes Releases New “Stitches” Single And To Join Taylor Swift On Her “1989” Tour


A surge of cross-country release week shows, packed mall appearances, and a Friday performance on ABC’sGood Morning America helped propel HANDWRITTEN, the Island Records debut album from Shawn Mendes (released April 14th), to a triumphant #1 Soundscan charts & #1 iTunes charts debut, with first week sales of over 119,000 copies, making Shawn the youngest artist in nearly five years to have a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

The release week campaign, which included performances at malls across the country, as well as sold out headline shows, kicked off at Mall Of America in Minneapo­lis where thousands of fans turned out, then continued at New Jersey’s Wood­bridge Mall, before wrapping up in Dallas’ Irving Mall, where Shawn was also headlining a sold-out Sunday show at McFarlain Memorial Auditorium.  In total, nearly 15,000 fans attended Shawn’s release week activities.  Next week, April 29th, Shawn will celebrate HANDWRITTEN’s #1 debut & launch his new single “Stitches” with an eagerly anticipated return appearance on NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Prior to that, he is performing on & nominated as Best New Artist at this year’s Radio Disney Music awards, airing April 26th on Disney Channel. All this leads up to May 5th radio impact date for new single “Stitches!”

Shawn Mendes 


From Handwritten

Island Records

Before the release of HANDWRITTENShawn challenged fans last month to turn his RIAA gold #1 debut “Life of The Party” into his biggest music video premiere. They responded in force, and in its first week, the clip surpassed 2 million Twitter mentions.  In turn, fans were rewarded with the early release of HANDWRITTEN, & the album was moved up to April 14th (from April 28th).  The album also includes the RIAA certified gold single “Something Big.”

Shawn Mendes 

“Life Of The Party”

From Handwritten

Island Records

Shawn Mendes 

“Something Big”

From Handwritten

Island Records

“Life of The Party”, Shawn’s debut single that moved over 150,000 first week sales & made him the youngest artist ever to break the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 25 with their first chart entry, is the second video in Shawn’s HANDWRITTEN video series. It follows the release of the video for “Never Be Alone,” which reached #1 on iTunes upon release. That #1 accomplishment joins Shawn’s string of #1 accomplishments including the RIAA gold #1 debut of “Life of The Party, the #1 debut of The Shawn Mendes EP, as well as the #1 debut ofHANDWRITTEN.

Shawn Mendes 

“Never Be Alone”

From Handwritten

Island Records

Shawn, picked by Time Magazine as one of the most influential teens of 2014, was also crowned “The real deal” by Teen Vogue.  Shawn transitioned from teen viral online sensation to full-fledged industry best-seller when his videos were discovered online by manager Andrew Gertler & he was introduced and signed to Island Records. He has since performed live on the The Late Show With David Letterman, ABC’s Good Morning AmericaLive with Kelly & MichaelNBC’s Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.  He also performed on & was interviewed byEllen, and toured this past summer across the U.S. and Canada on Austin Mahone’s Secret Tour.

This week, Shawn concludes his 11-city entirely sold-out solo headlining tour of the U.S. with shows at the Observatory in Anaheim, CA (April 22nd), and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco (24th). Last month, Shawn wrapped up his also sold-out headlining tour of Europe, which took him to Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, and London.  Shawn will then join Taylor Swift on her sold-out 1989 World Tour from May to October 2015. Throughout the Taylor tour, Shawn will be headlining his own shows in between her dates, including the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, his biggest headlining show yet!  The Greek Theater date, billed as ShawnAccessLive, will not only be his biggest solo show, but will also be filmed for later release with special guests to be announced.




Date                      City                                   Venue             _

May     22              Baton Rouge, LA             Tiger Stadium

30              Detroit, MI                        Ford Field

June     6                Pittsburgh, PA                  Heinz Field

12-13         Philadelphia, PA               Lincoln Financial Field

July      10-11         East Rutherford, NJ          Metlife Stadium

13-14         Washington, DC               National Stadium

17-18         Chicago, IL                       Soldier Field

24-26         Foxboro, MA                    Gillette Stadium

Aug.    1                Vancouver, B.C.               BC Place Stadium

8                Seattle, WA                      CenturyLink Field

15              San Francisco, CA            Levi’s Stadium

29              San Diego, CA                  Petco Park

Oct.     1-3             Toronto, Ont.                    Rogers Centre

17              Dallas, TX                         AT&T Stadium

24              Atlanta, GA                      GeorgiaDome

31              Tampa, FL                         Raymond James Stadium




Date                      City                                   Venue             _         

May     26              Charlotte, NC                   Amos’ South End

27              Richmond, VA                 The National

29              Albany NY                       Upstate Concert Hall

31              Huber Heights, OH           Rose Music Center @ The Heights

June     7                Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun Arena

9                Hampton Beach, NH        Casino Ballroom

July      16              Columbus, OH                  The LC Pavilion

21              Cleveland, OH                  Jacob’s Pavilion

22              Indianapolis, IN                Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn

@ White River State Park

Aug.    4                Edmonton, Alb.                Francis Winspear Centre for Music

5                Calgary, Alb.                     Jack Singer Hall

7                Portland, OR                     Crystal Ballroom

16              Los Angeles, CA              The Greek