Singer-songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist Shawn Mendes’ highly-anticipated sophomore album, Illuminate, will be released September 23 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The album, featuring current hit single “Treat You Better” is available for pre-order now at shawnmendesofficial.com and will be available for pre-order via iTunes this Friday, July 8. Upon pre-ordering on iTunes this Friday, fans will instantly receive “Treat You Better” plus new song “Ruin,” along with 3 additional songs to be made available before album release.
Shawn will give fans an exclusive preview of the new album for the first time with the Illuminate Live Concert & Album Event, a special headlining show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday, September 10. In addition to a full live concert, fans will be treated to an immersive one-time-only Illuminate experience. Watch the trailer for Shawn’s Illuminate Live Concert & Album Event here. The first 1,000 fans to arrive at Shawn’s TODAY outdoor concert on Friday, July 8 will be guaranteed presale access to tickets for the Madison Square Garden show via the FirstAccess fan presale. Fans can learn more and receive a code for the FirstAccess and general fan presales via ShawnAccess.com. Fan presales will begin July 9 and 10, and American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, July 11 at 10am local time through Friday, July 15 at 10pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 16 via http://bit.ly/ShawnMSG.
“Treat You Better” debuted at #1 immediately upon release via iTunes in 26 countries. It is already Top 20 at pop radio as it enters Top 10 on the Spotify Global 50 chart and Top 20 on the Shazam Global chart. The New York Times praised the single as a “song that highlights [Shawn’s] maturity” and Billboard declared it a “perfect-for-summer track.”
Shawn will be performing on the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series on July 8 as well as on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 11. These performances will precede the kick-off of the North American leg of Shawn’s World Tour on July 15 in Florida. Coming off of a sold-out tour in Europe, this 26-date headlining tour will run through August 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Shawn’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. Following the Illuminate Live Concert & Album Event at Madison Square Garden on September 10, Shawn will go on to play shows in Australia and the Philippines, with additional dates to be added.