Shawn Mendes has postponed the next 12 dates of the North American leg of his “Wonder” tour, citing the need to prioritize his mental health.
The dozen shows comprise the next three weeks of Mendes’ tour schedule – he was scheduled to perform in Minnesota’s capital, St. Paul tonight (July 9), followed by shows in Omaha and Milwaukee over the rest of the weekend .
Concerts in Rosemont, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Raleigh, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Uncasville are also affected by the news. All of these events will be rescheduled, but new dates have not yet been announced.
In a personal statement shared on social media, Mendes wrote, “I’ve been on tour since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been hard being on the road away from my friends and family. . After a few years without a road I felt ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure caught up with me and I reached a breaking point.
“After speaking with my team and medical professionals, I need to take time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost. As soon as there are more updates, I promise I will let you know.
Take a look at Mendes’ statement below:
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 9, 2022
The North American leg of the “Wonder” tour will resume in Toronto on Sunday, July 31. It will continue until Wednesday, October 26, when Mendes and his team take the stage in Newark, New Jersey. As of this writing, this is set to be his last show for 2022, before a UK and European run begins next May. Full details of the ‘Wonder’ tour can be seen here.
Meanwhile, May saw Mendes put his spin on Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” for fashion label Tommy Hilfiger. It wasn’t the first time the Canadian singer was connected to The Boss – in 2018, Mendes opened the MTV VMAs with a performance and outfit that many are seen as reminiscent of Springsteen’s white-collar look.
In 2019, NME’s Douglas Greenwood compared the two, writing, “Springsteen is a man who has nothing to prove but gives his all at every show. Watching Mendes work his way through a 21-song set of singles and album deep cuts in front of a crowd of 20,000 is a kind of weird euphoria.