Shawn Mendes Shares Photos From World Tour Opening Show: Exclusive

Shawn Mendes
Josiah Van Dien

Shawn Mendes performs during his opening show of his tour on March 7, 2019 in Amsterdam.

The "Lost in Japan" singer kicked off his 2019 run with sold-out concerts in Amsterdam on March 7 and 8.

Shawn Mendes kicked off his massive 2019 world tour with two sold-out shows in Amsterdam last week and Billboard has some exclusive photos from his first night in concert.

Mendes opened his March 7 show at the Ziggo Dome with his single "Lost in Japan," followed by his 2017 hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" and his fun and uptempo track "Nervous" from his latest self-titled album.

This marks Mendes' third headlining tour and will span more than 95 arena and stadium dates, including his first ever stadium show at Rogers Centre in his hometown of Toronto on Sept. 6. That show sold out in just 10 minutes after going onsale.

The March-through-December tour includes special guest opener and 2018 best new artist Grammy winner Alessia Cara, who is joining Mendes for European, U.S. and South American dates. In Brazil, the tour's two São Paulo Allianz Park stadium shows on Nov. 29 and 30 sold out in minutes.

More than 1 million fans are expected to attend the 2019 tour, which is Mendes' biggest to date. The pop star appeared at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Summit to preview the epic run and told editor Melinda Newman how breaks down barriers at his show.

"Onstage, there's this massive wall, and if you can't break down the wall, nobody's gonna feel that connection," he said. "So the second you get onstage, you have to smash this wall and it becomes this breathing thing, it's a live thing that happens. It's special."

Photos below come from photographer Josiah Van Dien. To see all the dates from his 2019 tour and get information to buy tickets, click here.


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