Published Jun 29, 2018Long before Shawn Mendes was flashing his toothy grin while performing sexy acoustic funk-pop songs to screaming teens across the country, Toronto's great white pop hope was the similarly named Shawn Desman. Unfortunately, however, it looks as if Desman's reign is officially over.
Desman is set to perform at a Canada Day celebration in Wasaga Beach, ON, this weekend, but the show is grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons. According to the Canadian Press, Desman's performance has been made free after only selling 17 tickets.
The tickets will now be reimbursed, and the board overseeing the event have asked for a budget increase of $53,000 to cover the booking losses.
Then again, it's not all bad news — there's a free Shawn Desman show in Wasaga Beach this weekend!