Shawn Mendes has officially sold out his first stadium show, and he did it in 11 hours!
The show was announced just two weeks ago and the fan pre-sale happened 2 days ago, however it was noted by ShawnAccess that the pre-sale was incredibly limited and that around 95% of the show's tickets were being held for the public sale. The public sale began at 10:00 AM EST and by 2:00 PM EST, it was reported that 88% of the show's capacity had sold out. The show officially sold out, according to Ticketmaster's website, at around 9:05, just a tad over 11 hours after going on sale.
The near immediate sell out is pretty unprecedented. Initial projections from Pollstar estimated around a 25k first day. Seeing as this is Shawn's first ever stadium show, those numbers seemed to be the most realistic, however the sell out has obviously crushed those numbers. There has not been an official capacity released for the show at this point however based on the seating chart, it should fall in the venue's concert average of between 39 to 40 thousand.
At 20 years old, Shawn has become the youngest solo artist to headline the venue in it's history.
The show could potentially be one of the highest grossing single shows of 2019. Based off the average ticket price and the estimated capacity, the show could bring in close to $6.2 million which would place him alongside U2 and Taylor Swift for sales in the venue.