Shawn Mendes Exclusive: Watch Episode III of His ‘Life On The Road’ Series
The teen star shares his feelings from the road and gets a special surprise on the tour’s last stop.
Shawn Mendes’ video tour diary keeps rolling with episode three of Life On The Road, in which the 16-year-old shares more behind-the-scenes action from his first major tour and receives a surprise guest for the final show. Like the first two installments, the third episode of Life On The Road is premiering on Billboard.com — watch all the action below:
“Usually the feeling I get before I walk on stage is a mix of being nervous and being anxious at the same time,” Mendes admits during one of the backstage moments. “It’s almost like, when I put the guitar on, my body fills up with adrenaline, but I can’t walk onstage ‘cause I’m waiting for the set before me to finish. I just get super pumped up.”
Mendes’ many adoring fans pump him up too, of course, but when his father stops by during the final performance of the inaugural tour, the teen singer-songwriter is shocked and embraces his dad lovingly. “You’re gonna make me cry!” Mendes says, his face flush from the surprise.
After his debut single “Life of the Party” scored a surprise No. 24 debut on the Hot 100 chart, Mendes joined Austin Mahone as a support act for the pop singer’s summer tour. Mendes’ new single, “Something Big,” started at No. 92 on the Hot 100 last week and previews the teenager’s 2015 debut album.