Shawn Mendes performs during his three-show run at London’s O2 Arena in April. (Getty Images)
Tour wraps up set of Europe dates; North American leg starts June 12
The numbers are in from the opening European leg of Shawn Mendes: The Tour, the Canadian pop star’s 2019 solo headlining trek that launched in Amsterdam on March 7. According to box office summaries reported by promoter Messina Touring Group, the overall gross from the tour’s first leg totaled $22.8 million from 328,631 sold tickets. Mendes sold out 27 performances at 23 venues in 15 countries during the European run, which wrapped with a three-night stint at London’s O2 Arena, April 16-17 and 19.
Mendes’ London engagement was his highest grossing from Europe and also the only one to include three performances, although he played two nights at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and Dublin’s 3Arena. At the O2, his three-show gross reached $3.3 million (£2.5 million) from 49,386 total tickets, averaging 16,462 sold tickets per show. That tops Mendes’ previous two-night appearance at the venue during 2017’s Illuminate world tour, which averaged 15,971 per show. Those O2 Arena shows, which took place June 1-2, grossed $1.5 million (£1.1 million) with 31,942 sold seats.
The current tour’s highest single-performance attendance came at Belgium’s Antwerps Sportpaleis, where a crowd of 15,879 generated just over $1 million (€922,023) in box office sales.
Dublin’s 3Arena logged $1.7 million (€1.5 million) in revenue from 16,877 sold seats at its two concerts on April 13-14, while the Amsterdam shows on March 7-8 earned $1.6 million (€1.4 million) with 24,089 tickets purchased. Mendes’ March 16 performance at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena also surpassed the one-million-dollar mark, grossing $1.1 million (7.7 million DKK) from a crowd of 13,297.
Fellow Canadian pop artist Alessia Cara joined Mendes as his opening act during the European run, and she will also appear for select dates on the North American leg that begins June 12. Shows are booked in 41 cities in the U.S. and Canada through Sept. 6 including two-show stints in Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, Boston and Montreal along with four shows planned for the metropolitan New York City market.
In the fall, Mendes will take the tour to Asia and Oceania before a final sweep through Latin American countries in December.