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Go Behind the Scenes With Shawn Mendes Before Sold-Out Radio City Show

From surprising fans to signing guitars — how 17-year-old star spent day before big headlining gig

Day In The Life; Shawn Mendes; Radio City Music Hall; Rolling Stone

Shawn Mendes taking a selfie with fans who got tickets outside at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY on March 5th, 2016

Krista Schlueter for Rolling Stone

Shawn Mendes played a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. Prior to that, he devoted his time to his fans, putting on an intimate performance for around 300 lucky attendees after a meet-and-greet, signing guitars for VIP ticket-holders and surprising a few lucky ones with front-row seats just a couple hours before doors opened. Take a look at an afternoon in the life of one of the world's biggest — and youngest — megastars.

Day In The Life; Shawn Mendes; Radio City Music Hall; Rolling Stone

Shawn Mendes performing on March 5, 2016 at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Krista Schlueter for Rolling Stone

Something Big

Mendes performed a 90-minute set on Saturday night, playing many songs off his debut album, Handwritten, and debuting three new ones to the surprise of his fans. The 17-year-old sold out his headlining tour in just a few minutes last month.

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