Pickering, Ontario native, Shawn Mendes has released the follow up to his highly successful debut studio album Unwritten, with his latest offering, titled, Illuminate.

The album features the lead single, ‘Treat You Better’.

Shawn released three other offerings from the new record, ‘Mercy’, ‘Three Empty Words’ and a music video for the song, ‘Ruin’.

In an interview with KiSS 92.5 in Toronto, Shawn spoke about where the title, ‘Illuminate’ came from, “…I think first off in a silly way it sounds really cool and is a really awesome kind of name, but the way I was kind of seeing it was, through dark times I’m always relying on music and I think that’s a world wide thing to help people get through their rough times in life and they rely on music and I kind of wanted to create that album that people could rely on and always shed light on people when they need it…”

When asked what his own personal favourite song on Illuminate was, Shawn said, “It’s hard dude, I mean they’re so different, but I think ‘Ruin’ is definitely one of my favourites and ‘Three Empty Words’ for sure’.

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Shawn Mendes Talks About His New Album, Staying Humble & The Olympics!

Originally Aired: August 19, 2016

In support of the album, Shawn announced 2017 tour dates that will see him hit arenas and stadiums in Europe and North America during the spring and summer.


04/27: Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
04/28: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
04/30: Oberhausen, DE @ König Pilsener Arena
05/01: Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
05/03: Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
05/04: Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
05/06: Milan, IT@ Mediolanum Forum
05/09: Madrid, ES@ Barclaycard Center
05/10: Lisbon, PT @ MEO Arena
05/12: Barcelona, ES@ Palau Sant Jordi
05/14: Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
05/15: Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
05/17: Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe Arena
05/19: Oslo, NO @ Telenor Arena
05/21: Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
05/22: Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
05/24: Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
05/25: Brussels, BE @ Palais 12
05/30: Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
06/01: London, UK @ The O2
07/06: Portland, OR @ MODA Center
07/08: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
07/09: Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
07/11: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
07/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
07/14: San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
07/15: Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
07/17: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
07/19: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/21: San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
07/22: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/25: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
07/26: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
07/28: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
07/29: Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
07/31: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
08/02: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
08/03: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
08/05: Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center Omaha
08/06: St. Paul, MN @ Exel Energy Center
08/14: Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
08/19: Washington DC @ Verizon Arena
08/20: Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
08/23: Boston, MA @ TD Garden


Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate is available on iTunes and you can stream it now on Spotify!

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