YouTube UK Re:View – Elton John Announces his Farewell Tour

How wonderful life is, while you’re in the world.

Here’s what the UK’s loving on YouTube this week.


#1 It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside… especially the feeling you get when you find out that Elton John is performing his last ever world tour from September. Whilst we come to terms with this news, we’ve got a couple of treats for you. Last week, Elton hosted an exclusive event in NYC to announce his farewell tour – and we captured it all via live stream on YouTube. Watch his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ video in VR180, along with his 360 degree video (if you’re anything like us, you may spend hours playing on the latter). A little tip, check out the video captions to discover ways for the ultimate viewing experience.

#2 Across the way, in another part of NYC, there was another little lady stealing the show (and our hearts) at the Grammys. Blue Ivy Carter’s ‘come on, calm down’ moment to her folks, Beyonce and Jay-Z, went viral. As Beyonce would say: ‘Who run the world? Girls!’ – we feel that Blue Ivy is definitely channelling that mantra.

#3 Meanwhile on The Graham Norton Show, ‘Henry Cavill channels his inner Superman against Tom Cruise’. No birds or planes mentioned (just a car chase in Paris, as you do) they share their fondest on-set stories from filming ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’. In this tale, Henry claims it to be ‘one of the coolest moments of my life’. Aww.

#4 ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ will hit our movie screens a week today and its soundtrack is already gearing up to be a huge hit. Rita Ora and Liam Payne’s ‘For You’ has had over 15M views in just one week. Expect dreamy scenes, romance and a lovely little beat to take you nicely into the weekend.

#5 Talking of romance, remember the ‘Diet Coke break’? As DC undergoes a complete overhaul with new flavours, a brand refresh and an ad campaign targeted at millennials, BuzzFeed puts it to the test. With an opening line: ‘Do millennials love spicy things?’ – it’s an insight not to be missed.

Creator Spotlight: Tom Scott
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Meet Tom Scott. An avid adventurer, with a passion for a good experiment, Tom holds one of biggest science YouTube channels in the UK. His video series including ‘Built for Science’, ‘Amazing Places’ and ‘Things You Might Not Know’ are becoming firm favourites. Take this for example: Ever thought about how 'hold music' is transmitted through your telephone and why it sounds the way it does? (Hey, bet you're thinking about it now). Here, Tom explains its history and the evolution of telephones from Milton Keynes Museum. So many things to enjoy... with the sweet sound of hold music floating around your head. You’re welcome.

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