Shawn Mendes: Wonder World Tour 2022


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Shawn Mendes’ promotional photo for his upcoming tour, “Wonder: The World Tour.”

After more than a year of high anticipation, concerts have finally returned with many awaited shows set to return late 2021 and early 2022. In late September, singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes announced he will be embarking on a world tour, titled “Wonder: The World Tour,” beginning early 2022 to promote his most recent album.

Wonder was released on December 4th, 2020, led by its hit single of the same name, “Wonder” as well as “Monster” featuring Justin Bieber. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and the Canadian Album Chart, joining his other albums Handwritten, Illuminate, and Shawn Mendes, his self-titled album. “Wonder: The World Tour” will be Mendes’ fourth stadium tour, following the tours for his first three albums.

The tour is split into three legs set to travel across North America, the UK, and Europe with 64 dates spanning from March to October of 2022. Mendes is featuring three opening artists on the tour (King Princess, Dermot Kennedy, and Tate McRae) who will each perform on one leg of the tour. McRae is the most popular of the three, who gained popularity over the past year with her hit song “you broke me first”.

FirstAccess Presale began on September 29th in the UK and North America, while the general presale began on September 30th. For the general public, ticket sales opened on October 7th. Recently, two shows have been added to the UK and Europe leg of the tour and three shows have been added to the North American leg of the tour.

“I’m excited to go to this concert because it feels like life is getting back to being semi-normal,” said NDB Junior, Amy Kanzaki, who will be attending Mendes’ concert in Oakland next September. “I’m really looking forward to experiencing live music again.”

Even though live shows and performances are coming back, those attending still need to be cautious in regards to COVID-19. Proof of a negative test or vaccination against COVID-19 will be required when entering. It will also be necessary that attendees wear masks at all times since most shows will be taking place indoors.

“The fact that I’m able to travel the world, play my songs and have people be excited to sing them back to me is the most beautiful thing. I love you guys with all of my heart, thank you for what you do,” Mendes tweeted, a day before ticket sales opened for the general public.

Fans are very excited to finally experience live performances again and to attend his upcoming shows next year. Tickets are still available in most cities, so purchase yours today.