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Highlights of Shawn Mendes’ 'Illuminate' tour in Manila

Canadian pop sensation Shawn Mendes brought the house down the moment he stepped out on the stage at his concert at the Mall of Asia Arena last Saturday. 

With his guitar slung casually across his back, the teen singer was greeted by the deafening screams of thousands of Filipino fans that flocked to the venue. Now, let’s relive those moments: 

Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes in concert at the MOA Arena last Saturday
The guitar man

Dressed casually in a grey T-shirt and jeans, the Canadian singer-songwriter brought his weapon of choice – his guitar. His instrument that well complimented his signature style of singing was enough to drive throngs of fans into hysterical frenzy. 

All the big hits

The Vine-star-turned-pop-singer dished out nothing but big hits. The 14-song concert presented the upbeat “Treat You Better,” the soaring pop-rock anthem “Mercy,” the soulful acoustic “Three Empty Words,” and the LSS inducing single “Stitches,” to name a few. 

Die-hard fans

His followers packed the concert venue as early as 3 p.m. But that’s definitely worth it as the 90 minute concert kicked off at 8 p.m. During the show, Mendes said: “I’ve never been to the Philippines and it is a world away from me. But to hear you sing to my every song is just amazing. I’m so happy that my songs have connected with so many people on many different ways.” 

Pre-show

Mendes toured the country ahead of the concert. His crew went to Balite Falls (in Cavite). They drove into the woods that opened up to a waterfall, where there were a bunch of kids. After the trip, Mendes said that he now plans to come back and probably visit Taal Volcano.

Topics: Shawn Mendes , 'Illuminate' tour
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