To thank his fans for an amazing year, Shawn Mendes has announced the December 23 release of Live At Madison Square Garden. The live album was recorded at Shawn’s sold-out, one-night-only Illuminate Live Concert & Album Event on September 10, documenting the singer/songwriter’s first time headlining New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden. In addition to hit singles “Mercy”, “Treat You Better”, “Stitches” and “Life Of The Party”, the live album also features special medleys of other tracks (see full track listing below). Live At Madison Square Garden will be released via Island Records / Universal Music Canada.
Earlier this year, Shawn released his sophomore album Illuminate, which topped both the Canadian Soundscan chart and Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album has been featured on The Los Angeles Times’ 10 Best Albums of 2016, and Shawn has placed Top 10 on both Billboard’s Top Artists and Top Artists (Male) lists. The Associated Press has featured Shawn as #2 on their Top Songs of 2016 for “Mercy” and #5 on their Top Albums of 2016, proclaiming “The 18-year-old takes it to a new level on his second album, coming off as a bona fide rock star. His guitar playing has advanced, his songwriting has matured and his vocals are crisp: This kid’s the real deal.”
Over the course of 2016, Shawn has headlined some of the world’s most iconic venues, including Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. He has recently celebrated the end of a successful year with his debut on Saturday Night Live, delivering powerful performances of “Mercy” and “Treat You Better”, and he is now looking forward to his upcoming 2017 arena world tour. The Illuminate World Tour kicks off April 27 in Europe and July 6 in North America, with additional dates to be announced soon. Tickets and full list of previously announced dates including shows in Vancouver and Montreal can be accessed via shawnmendesofficial.com/tour.
Live at Madison Square Garden tracklisting:
1. The Weight (Live) 2. Treat You Better (Live) 3. Lights On (Live) 4. I Don’t Even Know Your Name, Aftertaste, Kid In Love & I Want You Back (Live Medley) 5. Bad Reputation (Live) 6. Ruin (Live) 7. Life of The Party (Live) 8. Three Empty Words (Live) 9. Don’t Be A Fool (Live) 10. Mercy (Live) 11. Never Be Alone & Hey There Delilah (Live Medley) 12. Stitches (Live)