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Shawn Mendes To Headline Summerfest on July 5th

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. CST at Summerfest.com and Ticketmaster.com.

By - Feb 13th, 2018 05:01 am

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 13, 2018) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce that Shawn Mendes, along with special guest (to be announced) will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. CST at Summerfest.com and Ticketmaster.com and include admission to Summerfest.

Shawn Mendes scored his second #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of his sophomore album Illuminate, which hit #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. The album was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran’s “+” and “x” albums), and its lead single “Treat You Better” peaked at #1 on iTunes in 44 countries and soared to Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and is certified 3x Platinum.  Current single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is certified 2x Platinum and has scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining 7x Platinum single “Stitches” from Shawn’s Platinum debut album Handwritten. The track also earned Shawn his third #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, making him the first artist in the chart’s history to do so before age 20.

Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 2 #1 album debuts, 2 Platinum albums, and 7 consecutive Platinum and multi-Platinum singles, including Illuminate’s smash hits “Treat You Better,” “Mercy,” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” Shawn recently completed his Illuminate World Tour, his first-ever headlining arena tour, with sold-out dates at LA’s Staples Center and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Shawn topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017, and has been named one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens” of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in 2016. He won “Favorite New Artist” at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, and also won awards in the categories of “Best Male” and “Best Worldwide Act” at the 2016 MTV EMAs. Shawn was the biggest winner at the 2017 MTV EMAs, winning 4 awards including “Best Artist,” “Best Song” for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Best Canadian Act” and “Biggest Fans Award.” Shawn also won “Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist” at the 2017 American Music Awards.

Tickets for Shawn Mendes can also be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, select Walmart stores, and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line).  Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2018 takes place June 27-July 1 and July 3-8, 2018, closed on July 2.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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