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Shawn Mendes working on new album, will headline Rock in Rio

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25-year-old singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes announced he will return to the stage after cancelling the remainder of his Wonder tour and announcing a break from performing to focus on his mental health in July 2022.

Mendes will headline the Rock in Rio music festival on Sept. 22 shows; Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Joss Stone, Ne-Yo and other artists will also perform at the festival, which runs Sept. 13 to Sept. 22 in Rio de Janeiro. The 25-year-old singer took to Instagram to share the news: “It’s been a really long time since i last played live and I’m so excited to share that I’ll be headlining Rock In Rio on Sept 22nd. I’ve missed being on stage and seeing you all in person so much! I’ve also been working on a new album and i can’t wait to play these new songs live for you. See you there. eu te amo!!!!”

The announcement comes shortly after Mendes made a brief return to the stage for a surprise performance with Niall Horan in London during his The Show: Live on Tour. The pair performed a duet rendition of Mendes’ hit single “Treat You Better,” posting the moment on his social media“Night Eight London. Thank you to the wonderful @shawnmendes for joining me on stage last night.”

Mendes released his album Wonder in December 2020 and has since released the singles “Summer of Love” with Tainy, “It’ll Be Okay” and “When You’re Gone.”

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