Shawn Mendes To Play First ‘Wonder Residency’ Show Tonight

The virtual concerts will support Mendes’ forthcoming LP and independent venues.

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This evening, Shawn Mendes will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first of his ‘Wonder Residency’ dates. Each virtual performance, in support of Mendes’ forthcoming album, Wonder, will take place from a different independent venue that has been shuttered, amid the coronavirus. Tonight’s show will be captured live from New York’s Palace Theater.

Mendes announced the residency yesterday on social media, and shared a limited-edition poster for the event. All proceeds from poster sales will benefit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which, through events like the recent Save Our Stages Fest, is working to secure financial support to preserve independent venues around the country that have been impacted by the pandemic.

Several weeks ago, the Canadian singer-songwriter announced the release of his fourth studio album, Wonder, out December 4 via Island, and shared the LP’s title track.

Additionally, a new feature-length documentary, In Wonder, will explore Mendes’ life and career. Helmed by veteran music video director Grant Singer, In Wonder was filmed over the course of several years, including during the artist’s 2019 world tour. The film, which was a special selection at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival, premieres November 23rd on Netflix.

The highly-anticipated Wonder follows three consecutive No.1 album debuts (in both the US and Canada), including the artist’s Grammy-nominated 2018 LP, Shawn Mendes. The self-titled album not only made Mendes the third-youngest artist to top the Billboard 200 with at least 3 albums (following Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber) but also stood as the second most-streamed pop album of 2018. The critically-acclaimed record was hailed by Rolling Stone, People, and Billboard as one of the best albums of the year, while Idolator called the record Mendes’ “Best yet.”

This Thursday, October 29, fans can catch Mendes performing on CBS’ Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy. The non-partisan special will be hosted by Alicia Keys, with appearances by Offset, Dan + Shay, Coldplay, and Jennifer Lopez, among many others.

Listen to the best of Shawn Mendes on Apple Music and Spotify.

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