Women in Music 2018

Shawn Mendes Announces New Album 'Illuminate'

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 Shawn Mendes at Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on June 19, 2016.

Shawn Mendes will release his sophomore album Illuminate on Sept. 23, the singer has announced. 

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Pre-sale for the highly anticipated follow-up to Mendes' 2015 debut Handwritten will begin Friday, with buyers receiving Mendes' current single "Treat You Better" and a new song "Ruin" as instant-grat downloads via iTunes. 

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On Sept. 10, Mendes will headline New York City's Madison Square Garden to deliver a first-time preview of the album, where fans will be treated to what's being teased as an immersive, one-time-only Illuminate "experience." Tickets to the Madison Square Garden show will go on sale on July 16 with pre-sales beforehand.

Meanwhile, Mendes will kick off the 26-date North American leg of his world tour on July 15 in Florida, wrapping up Aug. 21 for a homecoming show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.