Shawn Mendes Drops Some Big Album News

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You won’t be needing “stitches” after hearing this amazing news from Shawn Mendes! The singer just revealed that he’s gearing up to release a brand-new album this fall.

Mendes took to his Instagram on Tuesday (July 5) to share a series of photos announcing some very important information regarding the 17-year-old singer’s forthcoming album.


NEW ALBUM #IlluminateSept23 Preorder NOW on my site or on iTunes July 8th. Get "Ruin" this Friday when u preorder & 3 other tracks before release 😊

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The first photo reveals that Mendes’ sophomore release will be called Illuminate and is set to be released on Sept. 23. Mendes’ caption on the photo also reveals that preorders for the album are available right now through his website or, alternatively, via iTunes on July 8. Fans who preorder the album will also get their hands on the brand new Shawn Mendes track, “Ruin,” this Friday (July 8).



A second post from Mendes also reveals that fans who decide to preorder the album through his website will also receive a limited signed edition of Illuminate. According to the photo, fans who preorder the record will receive the track “Treat You Better,” plus four more songs off the album before it’s wide release in the fall.



Finally, Mendes wrapped things up by announcing that he’ll also be doing a live concert and album event to celebrate the release of Illuminate from New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The event is set to take place on Sept. 10.

“#IlluminateMSG react-text: 39 concert & album event Sept 10th! Download the ShawnAccsss app for a presale code! 1st 1000 to check in on the app /react-text @TodayShow react-text: 41 Friday will get a FirstAccess code! Presales start this Sat & Sun 10a EST,” wrote the singer in the caption.

It definitely looks like 2016 is gearing up to be another exciting year for Shawn Mendes and we can’t wait to get our hands on his new music!

Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate drops on September 23.

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