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Shawn Mendes announces 2017 tour plans

Teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes will embark on his first headlining arena world tour next year.

The “Stitches” singer will launch the 44-date “Illuminate” run in April in the United Kingdom, before heading to the U.S. in July with a tour kickoff in Portland, Ore.

Mendes, who played the Fox Theatre in July , will perform at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth at 7:30 p.m. July 29. Tickets are $47.50-$67.50. General tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 24, but various fan pre-sales launch Sept. 11 (visit for details).

On Sept. 23, Mendes will release his sophomore album, “Illuminate,” featuring the hit single “Treat You Better.” Fans who pre-order the album will receive immediate access to three more songs from the upcoming album.

North American tour dates:


7/6 Portland, OR - MODA Center


7/8 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena*


7/9 Seattle, WA - KeyArena at Seattle Center


7/11 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena*


7/12 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center*


7/14 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center


7/15 Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena

7/17 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center*


7/19 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*


7/21 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center*


7/22 Houston, TX - Toyota Center*


7/25 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena


7/26 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena*


7/28 Orlando, FL - Amway Center


7/29 Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena


7/31 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena*


8/2 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena


8/3 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena*


8/5 Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center Omaha


8/6 St. Paul, MN - XCEL Energy Center*


8/14 Montreal, QC - Centre Bell


8/19 Washington DC - Verizon Arena*


8/20 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center


8/23 Boston, MA - TD Garden*

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