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The Ocean Wave Avenue Tour was the second concert tour (first world tour) by Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes. The tour is in support of his debut album Revelation and it's accompanying EP Glass Castles: Revelation Movement II. The tour played 54 shows across 5 months. The tour visited arenas throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Background[]

Following his six date A Mic and A Light mini-tour, Shawn acted as the opening act for the Australian and Asian shows on Madonna's Freakshow World Tour. Following those shows, Shawn officially announced his own solo world tour. Shawn and his band had been in music rehearsals and the tour's stage had been in the design stage since the start of his mini-tour. Shawn and his team entered rehearsals following the announcement of the tour. The tour rehearsals were held mostly in a rented airplane hanger in California. From December-January, the tour rehearsals were held in conjunction with Shawn's rehearsals for the Super Bowl. Following the Super Bowl, Shawn and his band and team began full dress rehearsals. The stage was set up at the Vejas Arena in San Diego where full show runs were done twice a day, 6 days a week. Dress rehearsals moved to the American Airlines Arena in Miami a week and three days before the tour's opening night.

Critical Reception[]

The tour was met with universal acclaim from critics around the world. There was a huge amount of praise for the tour's visual elements such as the LED screen stage floor and the giant globe that hung above the audience for much of the show. Shawn's vocals as well as his stage presence were universally praised with many labeling Shawn as one of the greatest modern performers.

Commercial Reception and Legacy[]

The tour was a huge success at the box office. The tour earned $59,954,595 at the worldwide box office. The tour had a 100% sell out rate and Shawn played for 684,006 fans throughout the tour.

The tour has earned almost a dozen major award nominations and has won several including Tour of the Year that the 1st Annual Golden Ticket Awards.

Broadcasts & Recordings[]

It was announced that the tour will be documented in a film due to be released after the tour. 2-4 songs will be captured during several shows. The final four shows in Toronto will be filmed completely from start to finish. The Toronto shows will be edited together into the film. The film will include the full concert from start to finish as well as behind the scenes material. The footage from other shows will be partially used in the documentary portion of the film. The songs filmed from other shows will be included on the home video release of the film. The shows in Toronto will also be recorded for a CD release.

The film, Ocean Wave Avenue, was released on September 14, 2018. The film was accompanied by a live album titled Live in Toronto. A blu-ray/DVD of the film as well as the standalone concert was released as well.

Set List[]

  1. Ocean Wave Avenue (Intro)
  2. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  3. In the Dark
  4. Every Breaking Wave
  5. What It Means
  6. Grace Under Pressure
  7. Wind (Interlude)
  8. Voices
  9. Oasis
  10. Miracle
  11. Storm (Interlude)
  12. Rain
  13. Glass Castles
  14. The Scientist
  15. Heartbeat (Interlude)
  16. Boys and Boys (with snippets of CupcakKe's "LGBT")
  17. Wish It Was Over
  18. Endlessly
  19. Only the Lonely
  20. Wild Youth
  21. Here I Stand

Tour Dates[]

NORTH AMERICA

Date City Country Venue Opening Act
March 10, 2018 Miami United States American Airlines Arena Allison Harvard
March 13, 2018 Atlanta United States Philips Arena Allison Harvard
March 16, 2018 Louisville United Staes KFC Yum! Center Allison Harvard
March 18, 2018 Knoxville United States Thompson-Boiling Arena Allison Harvard
March 20, 2018 Nashville United States Bridgestone Arena Allison Harvard
March 24, 2018 Raleigh United States PNC Arena Allison Harvard
March 27, 2018 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center Allison Harvard
April 3, 2018 Philadelphia United States Wells Fargo Center Allison Harvard
April 6, 2018 Boston United States TD Garden Allison Harvard
April 10, 2018 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall Allison Harvard
April 12, 2018 East Rutherford United States Izod Center Allison Harvard
April 14, 2018 New York City United States Madison Square Garden Allison Harvard
April 16, 2018 Brooklyn United States Barclays Center Allison Harvard
April 19, 2018 Pittsburgh United States PPG Paints Arena Allison Harvard
April 21, 2018 Montreal Canada Bell Centre Allison Harvard
April 23, 2018 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena Allison Harvard
April 26, 2018 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena Allison Harvard
April 29, 2018 Minneapolis United States Target Center Allison Harvard
May 1, 2018 Kansas City United States Sprint Center Allison Harvard
May 4, 2018 Houston United States Toyota Center Allison Harvard
May 6, 2018 Dallas United States American Airlines Center Allison Harvard
May 10, 2018 Seattle United States KeyArena Allison Harvard
May 13, 2018 San Jose United States SAP Center Allison Harvard
May 15, 2018 Inglewood United States The Forum Allison Harvard
May 18, 2018 Las Vegas United States T-Mobile Arena Allison Harvard

EUROPE

Date City Country Venue Opening Act
May 30, 2018 London England The O2 Arena Diana Gordon
June 1, 2018 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and

Conference Center

Diana Gordon
June 3, 2018 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Diana Gordon
June 6, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena Diana Gordon
June 10, 2018 Belfast Ireland Odyssey Arena Diana Gordon
June 12, 2018 Manchester England Manchester Arena Diana Gordon
June 14, 2018 Paris France AccorHotels Arena Diana Gordon
June 17, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome Diana Gordon
June 20, 2018 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen Diana Gordon
June 23, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe Diana Gordon
June 25, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen Diana Gordon
June 28, 2018 Berlin Germany O2 World Diana Gordon
June 29, 2018 Berlin Germany O2 World Diana Gordon
June 31, 2018 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum Diana Gordon
July 3, 2018 Lisbon Portugal Campo Pequeno Diana Gordon
July 5, 2018 Nimes France Arena of Nimes Diana Gordon

AUSTRALIA

Date City Country Venue Opening Act
July 10, 2018 Sydney Australia Qudos Bank Arena Delta Goodrem
July 13, 2018 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena Delta Goodrem
July 15, 2018 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre Delta Goodrem
July 18, 2018 Perth Australia Perth Arena Delta Goodrem
July 21, 2018 Adelaide Australia Titanium Security Arena Delta Goodrem

ASIA

Date City Country Venue Opening Act
July 24, 2018 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena Delta Goodrem
July 26, 2018 Bangkok Thailand IMPACT Arena Delta Goodrem
July 27, 2018 Macau China Studio City

Events Center

Delta Goodrem
July 30, 2018 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Metropolitan

Gymnasium

Delta Goodrem

NORTH AMERICA

Date City Country Venue Opening Act
August 1, 2018 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre Cameron Dallas
August 2, 2018 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre Cameron Dallas
August 4, 2018 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre Cameron Dallas
August 5, 2018 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre Cameron Dallas
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