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Shawn Mendes: Ruel NZ Special Guests, Additional Tickets

SHAWN MENDES
ANNOUNCES RUEL
AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON
NEW ZEALAND TOUR STOP
+ ADDITIONAL TICKETS AVAILABLE

GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announces special guest Ruel, to join him on his New Zealand tour stop. Shawn is also releasing limited additional tickets which will go on sale on Monday, April 1st at 2pm NZDT.

Shawn Mendes: The Tour follows Shawn’s 2017 Illuminate World Tour and 2016 Shawn Mendes World Tour, both of which were sold-out. Shawn will arrive armed with a slew of new hits from his self-titled LP, which debuted at #1 on both the US Billboard 200 chart (his third album to do so, making him the third youngest solo artist of all time with three #1 albums) #2 on the NZ Top 40 and at #1 on iTunes in over 80 countries worldwide. Globally, Shawn has sold over 15 million albums and 125 million singles to date, and his songs have been streamed more than 20 billion times.

SHAWN MENDES: THE TOUR
NEW ZEALAND
NOVEMBER 2019

With special guest Ruel (Auckland)
Presented by Frontier Touring & The Edge/More FM (NZ)


ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOW
NEW TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 1 APRIL (2PM NZDT)


Saturday 9 November 2019
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ

All Ages | NEW TICKETS!
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

About Shawn Mendes
GRAMMY nominated Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendesreleased his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland & more and shot to #1 on iTunes in more than 80 countries immediately upon release. The album became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018 and made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three consecutive #1 albums. At the end of 2018, Shawn was nominated in two categories for the 61stannual GRAMMY® Awards, including “Song of the Year” for “In My Blood” and “Best Pop Vocal Album” for Shawn Mendes. Leading up to the album, he released multiple tracks including “Youth” Featuring Khalid, “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan”. Both “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan” experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in over 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. With “In My Blood,” Shawn became the first artist to ever have four #1 singles at AC radio before the age of 20.

In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x Platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining his 7x Platinum single “Stitches”. Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 3 consecutive #1 album debuts, 2 platinum albums, and 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 15 million albums, 125 million singles, and has amassed over 20 billion song streams and 6 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary stadiums and arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. On his upcoming tour, Shawn Mendes: The Tour, he sold out his first ever stadium show in minutes at Rogers Centre in his hometown of Toronto. The tour begins in March 2019, with over 70 dates currently announced across the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America and Australia/New Zealand, with more to be announced soon. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and 2018 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential”. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.

About Ruel
Once in a blue moon you’ll hear a voice that floors you. That’s how it was when Grammy-winning producer M-Phazes was handed a demo recording of unknown artist, Ruel. Actually, it was the sort of moment every producer prays for. Floored. Dripping in soulful authenticity, this was the voice of a broken heart that had been smoking cigarettes and downing whiskey for the past 40 years. Imagine hearing that, and knowing nobody else has. Now imagine hearing that, and then finding out he was 12.

This is how an unknown kid from Sydney ended up becoming the protégé of super producer M-Phazes and would later feature on his critically acclaimed ‘Golden Years’single. Exploding onto screens across the globe, Ruel made his live radio debut with M-Phazes on triple j’s ‘Like A Version’ as the youngest-ever featured performer on the segment, performing a haunting cover of Jack Garratt’s ‘Weathered’ gathering half a million video views in less than 48 hours. There’s a lot to be said about the fact that Ruel penned his first song ‘Don’t Tell Me’ when he was just 12 years old. Or the fact that he was invited to perform private showcases all over the world for industry heavyweights. But it’s the raw talent of this now 14-year-old anomaly that’s turning heads and getting people talking. In a world dominated by flash-in-the-pan teen pop artists, Ruel is ready to break the mould with his soulful take on modern pop and give the industry a much needed shake up.


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