Eric Cantona, the legendary Manchester United footballer, is set to take the music industry by storm. The Frenchman, who famously retired from football in 1997, has announced his new venture into music, with a debut single and a tour across the UK, Ireland, and Europe.
Known for his acting roles in various films, music videos, and TV adverts post his football career, Cantona is now ready to showcase his musical talent. His debut single, “The Friends We Lost,” is set to be released on June 2nd via Decca Records. The single is entirely written and composed by Cantona himself, demonstrating his versatility and creativity beyond the football field.
The tour, aptly named ‘Cantona Sings Eric,’ will feature Cantona performing live, accompanied by a modest piano. The tour is scheduled to take place over six nights in Manchester, London, and Dublin, with additional dates in Europe. Cantona expressed his excitement about the upcoming tour, stating, “Next year, I’ll be playing with a band, but for now, I’m starting with a modest piano to play alongside me in intimate venues.”
Cantona’s decision to transition into music is not entirely surprising, given his history of exploring various artistic avenues. After retiring from football at the age of 30, he ventured into acting, co-producing, and even stage performances. However, his legacy in football remains unmatched, with four Premier League titles and two League and FA Cup doubles to his name.
As Cantona embarks on this new journey, fans are eager to see if he can croon as well as he can kick. Tickets for his debut show are available on Live Nation and Ticketmaster. The tour is set to kick off in Manchester, a city Cantona holds dear due to his football history and the vibrant atmosphere.
In the end, whether it’s on the football field or the music stage, Eric Cantona continues to captivate audiences with his charisma and talent. As he steps into this new role, one thing is certain: Cantona is not just a football legend, but a true icon in every sense.