Shawn Mendes might be a little bit “Nervous” about this major announcement.
On September 6th, 2019, the 20-year-old pop superstar will play his first headlining, hometown stadium show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Per a press release, the upcoming concert “marks his biggest to date and will wrap up the North American leg of his global arena tour.”
Shawn took to Twitter to tease what he has in store.
“Going to be the most special show I’ve done yet,” he shares above, “with an extended version of the tour set and some surprise guests.”
ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante sat down with Shawn to discuss life on the road.
“My favourite moments are, like, after a show when [the band and I are] just in the green room for five hours,” he explains. “We just kind of lose track of time, and it’s 1:00 am and we’re still sweaty from the show — none of us have showered or changed our clothes. But there’s this real connection there, you know?”
When asked about feeling the weight of a whole crew depending on his success?
“Totally, all the time,” Shawn admits. But the “Lost In Japan” singer has learned to deal with that kind of pressure.
“All of those people only want to see you do great. I realized that even if you are the boss, the whole point is that there’s a synergy, you know? To make things work. ‘Cause if it doesn’t work for me, it doesn’t work for anyone.”
Something else that doesn’t work for Shawn? Being anybody but his authentic self.
“It would be better not to be known at all than to be known for something you’re not,” he shares. “Or as someone you’re not, you know what I mean? And that’s a really serious thing to me.”
It’s clear Shawn isn’t getting caught up in his celebrity status.
“Fame is just such a vague term and it kind of means nothing, you know? You are not an icon…you’re not famous for being famous; you’re famous ’cause you do something you believe in.”
“You can easily forget that… the fame is there because you love music, and you love people and you love making them happy. And if you kind of just focus on that, then you’ll be good.”
Presale information for Shawn’s big homecoming — including how to access tickets and VIP packages — is available on ShawnStadium.com and ShawnMendesTheTour.com/Stadium. Tickets will be available for sale to the public Saturday, December 15, at 10:00 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster.ca