Shawn Mendes Sets Personal Records With First Headline Stadium Show


Mendes’ Rogers Centre show in Toronto becomes his highest-grossing & best-selling engagement ever.

Shawn Mendes tops the Hot Tours recap dated Sept. 14 with the final reports from the 2019 North American leg of the Shawn Mendes: The Tour. The 49-date trek around the U.S. and Canada finished Sept. 6 with a hometown show at Toronto’s Rogers Center, marking Mendes’ first headline stadium concert. It appears the Canadian pop supernova was more than ready for the biggest venue of his career, setting personal records for his highest-grossing and best-selling engagement ever. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the show grossed $3.4 million and sold 50,772 tickets.

This is enough to match Mendes’ No. 3 peak on the weekly Boxscore chart. Mendes hits the chart with five other engagements, dominating the top 10 at Nos. 3, 5-6 (Montreal’s Bell Centre and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center) and 9 (Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center).

Zoomed out, Shawn Mendes: The Tour has earned $69.5 million so far, including $46.9 million from the North American leg. It is already the biggest trek of Mendes’ career, topping the reported $35 million from 2017’s Illuminate World Tour. The 2019 tour has played more shows, sold more tickets, and grossed more dollars than any previous Mendes tour, averaging $914,000 and 12,863 tickets each night.

Still, 30 scheduled dates remain for Shawn Mendes: The Tour in Asia, Australia, and South America. It will be Mendes’ most extensive runs in each continent, unlocking his yet unproven global touring prowess. If Mendes can increase his per-night average in Australia by 30% from his last tour (he increased by 35% in Europe and 42% in North America), he’ll target $7.5 million across nine dates. He has even less history in Asia and Latin America but in all, he is likely headed toward $90-100 million by the end of 2019, blasting past our $75 million projection from April.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, including the layered vocals of Pentatonix, rock-country rebel Chris Stapleton, and Iceland’s iconic Bjork.

  HOT TOURS – SEPT. 14, 2019
  Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Sept. 3 – 9
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 Shawn Mendes
  Aug. 20 – Sept. 6
  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (2/2)
  Barclays Center, Brooklyn (2/2)
  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (1/1)
  Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (2/2)
  Rogers Centre, Toronto (1/1)
  143,998 (143,998)
2 Chris Stapleton
  July 9 – Aug. 11
  PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. (1/1)
  CHI Health Center, Omaha, Neb. (0/1)
  Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine (1/1)
  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (1/1)
  CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/1)
  Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W. Va. (1/1)
  DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (1/1)
  KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (0/1)
  Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (1/1)
  142,242 (146,518)
3 Def Leppard
  Aug. 14 – 31
  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (1/8)
  31,823 (35,512)
4 George Strait
  Aug. 23 – 24
  T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/2)
  34,562 (34,838)
5 Pentatonix
  Aug. 11 – 31
  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
  Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, Miss. (1/1)
  Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala. (1/1)
  Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (1/1)
  Daily's Place, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
  Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (1/1)
  CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/1)
  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. (1/1)
  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, N.Y. (1/1)
  56,007 (56,007)
6 Billy Joel
  Aug. 28
  Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. (1/1)
  18,552 (18,552)
7 Queen + Adam Lambert
  Aug. 22
  State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
  13,282 (13,282)
8 Brad Paisley
  June 13 – 15
  USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah (0/1)
  Big Sky Brewery, Missoula, Mont. (0/1)
  Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash. (0/1)
  29,084 (41,390)
9 Bjork
  Aug. 17 – 27
  Parcque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador (4/4)
  15,144 (15,144)
10 Diana Ross
  Aug. 14 – 24
  Encore Theater at Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. (0/6)
  6,947 (8,126)