Global music phenomenon Elton John is set to finish his musical career. What better way to leave on a high note than with a virtual reality announcement. Music legend Elton John took to YouTube an announced his Farewell Yellow Brick Tour, which will actually take three years to complete. While the video was made available to standard YouTube format, his announcement was able to be watched with a VR viewer such as Google’s VR180.
The VR video announcement shows off Elton John’s talent in several live performance clips along with a questions and answers segment at the end. Along with the stream, Elton John published a immersive 360 degree video that highlights key performances of his including songs such as Rocket Man and Your Song.
Farewell Yellow Brick tour is scheduled to begin in September and will crisscross the United States and Canada before reaching Europe in 2019. The video was developed by digital production company Spinifex Group.
Elton John is very interested in using Augmented Reality (AR) as a way to preserve his incredible music. He dabbled in AR during his performance at Kings Cross Station in London, England. Sir Elton John is always ready to take it to the next level and he did so with releasing the 360 degree video.
Elton John has said that while his tours are wrapping up, he will still be creating music. He has just decided to no longer travel. Tickets for Elton John’s final tour will go on sale on Feb. 2. Elton John is planning over 300 shows across five continents. The tour has been described as a sound and visual journey encompassing the 50-year career of Elton John including the hits he’s known for but presented in a way no one has seen them before or expected.
With the rise in popularity of VR and Augmented Reality and Elton John’s decision to jump on this, many wonder who will be next to mix into their performances augmented reality and virtual reality. This could be the new way music is performed. The Elton John VR Video is probably the best experience promoting a musical legend’s history such as Elton John.
Elton John’s music has had an influence on many generations. While not everyone listens to his music, most people are able to recognize his music. This final tour will be a tour that nobody will want to miss, the last time to see a legend like Elton John perform in front of what is expected to be sold out crowds.
If you love his music, then you must watch him perform during this tour. While he will still make music, this is the last time to hear his music live and in person, live music is no match for something recorded on vinyl or CD. Sir Elton John has been an influence on many musical artists and will forever be remembered for his unique style and music. There is no better person to promote his musical legacy in VR than Elton himself. So, if you enjoy Elton John then go grab a ticket when they go on sale.