Shawn Mendes’ and Alessia Cara’s Surprise New Documentary Must Be Seen
The fellow Canadians have gone through the US and Europe and it’s a good guess this kind of extended road trip will make travel mates either the best of friends, much more than that, or even the worst of enemies. Their documentary reveals all.
Shawn Mendes: The Tour
Mendes and Cara kicked off their European/North American tour in Amsterdam and then made their way through major cities including Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Zurich, Vienna, London, and Dublin. The blockbuster tour picked up steam in North America, with stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Houston, Orlando, Washington, D.C, Boston, and Brooklyn, NYC, before finally winding it all down back home in Toronto, Canada on September 6.
In all, the pair played 95 arena and stadium dates, a demanding tour with faithful, grateful fans at every stop. He told LiveNationTV before the tour’s start: “Onstage, there’s this massive wall, and if you can’t break down the wall, nobody’s gonna feel that connection. So the second you get onstage, you have to smash this wall and it becomes this breathing thing, it’s a live thing that happens. It’s special.”
Alessia Cara’s rising star
Cara’s career has been on the move since 2014. Enjoying growing popularity, she released her first single Here in 2015, which was named one of Billboard’s ’20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist’ in June of that year. With an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the release of her debut album, 2015 was a big year for the new artist.
She was nowhere near done. Snagging the Best New Artist prize at the 2018 Grammys was bliss, edging out SZA, Khalid, Julia Michaels and Lil Uzi Vert in the category. “I never thought I’d achieve something like that so early on,” she told NPR.
Her acceptance speech was sincere and humble, much like the artist herself. She said, in part, “There are some incredible artists out there that are making incredible music that deserve to be acknowledged that don’t always get acknowledged because of popularity contests or numbers games, and that’s kind of unfortunate. I just wanted to encourage everyone to support real music and real artists because everyone deserves the same shot.”
Their documentary is so awesome
The under-wraps documentary is out and takes us inside the final leg of their tour. It’s a truly sweet ending to their amazing tour. It’s clear these two are friends and will remain friends, through the incredible successes and challenges both have faced.
As Mendes told The Guardian last year, “There’s nothing like being on stage – you feel like Superman! My goal now is to enjoy what I do more and more because otherwise it doesn’t f***ng matter. I used to think it was all about the crowd, but I have to be happy within myself.”