Shawn Mendes Cancels Remaining Wonder Concert Tour Dates For Mental Health Break
TORONTO — Shawn Mendes announces he is canceling the remainder of his Wonder World Tour dates — more than 70 shows in total — as he turns his full attention to taking care of his mental health. Pickering, Ont.
TORONTO — Shawn Mendes announces he is canceling the remainder of his Wonder World Tour dates — more than 70 shows in total — as he turns his full attention to taking care of his mental health.
The Pickering, Ont.-raised musician posted a statement on social media saying that after consulting with his management team and medical professionals, “it has become clearer that I need to take the time I don’t. I’ve ever taken personally to grow and come back stronger.”
The decision affects dates across North America, the UK and Europe through the middle of next year, starting with two shows in Toronto, the first of which was due to take place at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday. .
Other Canadian dates have been set for Montreal in mid-August.
The pop singer began his Wonder World Tour on June 27 in Portland, Oregon, the first of more than 80 planned dates that were to cross North America in the fall before heading to Europe in 2023.
Only seven dates of his tour have been played, including shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
Earlier this month, Mendes announced he was suspending his Wonder World Tour for three weeks, saying he had been on the road since he was 15 and was away from friends and family. .
“I started this tour excited to finally be able to start playing live again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, but the reality is that I was not at all ready to see how difficult the tour would be after this time. absence,” he added in the new statement on Wednesday.
“We had hoped to be able to resume the rest of the appointments after a well-deserved break, but at the moment I must make my health my first priority.”
He assured fans that the cancellation of his tour didn’t mean he wouldn’t be making new music and possibly considering hitting the road again.
“I know you’ve all been waiting so long to see these shows and it breaks my heart to tell you this, but I promise to come back as soon as I’ve had time to heal,” he added.
“I love you all and thank you so much for supporting me and sticking by my side through this journey.”
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 27, 2022.
David Friend, The Canadian Press