Shawn Mendes has been teasing out hints about what's next for him over the past 24 hours. The slow reveal began with a moody blue-tinged picture of the singer playing guitar with the message "There's Nothing #HoldinMeBack" on Monday morning (Apr. 17), followed by another wavy blue background with the whole phrase floating in white.
Billboard can now confirm that the phrase is the title of Mendes' new single, which will drop at midnight on Thursday (Apr. 20). The song was written by Mendes, his "Stitches" co-writer Teddy Geiger, "Treat You Better" co-writer Scott Harris and "Crazy" co-writer Geoff Warburton; Geiger also produced the song.
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"The minute I wrote this song I knew I wanted to get it out before my tour started, to give fans something new and fresh in addition to everything from Illuminate," Mendes said in a statement. "I can't wait to perform it on the tour, and for everyone to hear it. It's equal parts what is amazing about this album, and what I'm so excited for about the music I have coming up next."
Check out an exclusive look at the single cover art above and the North American dates for Shawn's upcoming Illuminate World Tour -- his first-ever headlining arena run -- which kicks off next Thursday (Apr. 27) in Glasgow before heading back to U.S. shores on July 6:
Illuminate World Tour dates
July 6 -- Portland, OR @ MODA CenterJuly 8 -- Vancouver, BC @Rogers ArenaJuly 9 -- Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle CenterJuly 11 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaJuly 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples CenterJuly 14 -- San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino CenterJuly 15 -- Glendale, AZ @ Gila River ArenaJuly 17 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterJuly 19 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterJuly 21 -- San Antonio, TX @ AT&T CenterJuly 22 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJuly 25 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaJuly 26 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines ArenaJuly 28 -- Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterJuly 29 -- Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy CenterJuly 31 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaAug. 2 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans ArenaAug. 3 -- Chicago, IL @ Allstate ArenaAug. 5 -- Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center OmahaAug. 6 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterAug. 11 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreAug. 14 -- Montreal, QC @ Centre BellAug. 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays CenterAug. 17 -- Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterAug. 19 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon CenterAug. 20 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaAug. 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterAug. 23 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden Click here for the full slate of international dates.