Today, in support of his sophomore album Illuminate (out September 23rd on Island Records), multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announces his first-ever headlining arena world tour for 2017. The 44 announced Illuminate World Tour dates will kick off in the U.K. on April 27th, running through August 23rd in Boston, MA with many more dates still yet to be announced in North America & globally. The North American leg of the arena tour will begin July 6th and will make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada, including a night at Los Angeles’ legendary Staples Center (see full list of dates below and get ticket info at http://shawnmendesofficial.com/tour). For fan club presale info, head to http://ShawnAccess.com. American Express® Card Members will have access to purchase tickets in advance beginning Monday, September 12th*. The upcoming album Illuminate features Shawn’s hit lead single “Treat You Better,” which has entered the Top 10 on both Billboard’s Hot 100 and Radio Songs charts. This is Shawn’s second Top 10 single on the Hot 100 after “Stitches” reached #4 last year. Following the success of “Treat You Better,” Shawn released three additional songs from Illuminate including “Mercy,” “Ruin,” and “Three Empty Words,” which are available immediately upon pre-ordering the album (see full track listing below). Shawn has recently come off of his sold-out Shawn Mendes World Tour surrounding the success of his platinum #1 debut album Handwritten. This Friday, September 10th, Shawn will headline New York City’s Madison Square Garden with The Illuminate Live Concert & Album Event, playing new music off of his highly anticipated forthcoming album for the first time.