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First Look: Shawn Mendes Performs On September 8 “MTV Unplugged” Episode

“Unplugged” is back, and Shawn Mendes is the first headliner. Take a look!

Shawn Mendes at Unplugged via MTV/Text100

Earlier this summer, MTV confirmed plans to revive its classic “MTV Unplugged” series.

The first episode of the revival airs this Friday, September 8.

It focuses on multi-platinum hitmaker Shawn Mendes.

Mendes recently hit #1 at pop and hot adult contemporary radio with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” He also took the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards.

How will he fare in the “MTV Unplugged” environment? We’ll find out at 8PM ET/PT on September 8.

Ahead of the broadcast, check out some first-look photos from the taping (courtesy of of MTV & Text100).

Shawn Mendes via MTV/Text100
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Shawn Mendes performs onstage during MTV Unplugged at the Ace Theater on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Written by Charles Suchs

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Charles Suchs is a news reporter and chart analyst for Headline Planet.

While he contributes to all sections of the publication, he devotes specific attention to tracking radio charts and promotional strategies.

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