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Eric Cantona

Cantona Sings Eric

Wed 17 Apr

Eric Cantona

Cantona Sings Eric

Live Nation Entertainment presents globally celebrated icon Eric Cantona as part of his ‘Cantona Sings Eric’  tour this April.

Marking his return to the stage following his debut sold-out tour last October, Eric will play shows throughout the UK, including at Kings Place, London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Manchester’s Palace Theatre and Newcastle’s O2 City Hall.

The new tour dates follow last year’s debut sold-out success in London and Manchester, which saw Cantona take to stage solo with just himself and a modest piano and a cello, stamping his mark on new artistic heights and musical endeavours.

On 11th May 1997, when having played his last game and swapped his number 7 Manchester United shirt for his opponent’s, Eric made it to the changing rooms one last time, exiting like a rock star rather than a regular centre-forward, and thereby putting an end to a career beyond compare. From that day, the man dubbed the ‘enfant terrible’, the ‘wild boy’, ‘the brat’, but also crowned the ‘King’, as much for his on-field heroics as for his wild antics, has made a name for himself beyond the pitch like no other great sportsman before him. As well as being an actor on stage and on screen – more famously for directors Alain Corneau and Ken Loach – he also paints, writes poetry and picked up photography, not merely as post-career hobbies, but as an extension of his lifetime achievement, stemming from the absolute necessity to express himself creatively. Music was to be the last missing piece in his compelling quest, an omission that he makes up for today with his first two songs The Friends We Lost and Tu Me Diras, for which he wrote the music and lyrics in English and French and soon to be followed by two more singles, leading to the release of a live album. Recorded and produced by Johan Dalgaared at the La Frette Studios (next to Paris), and enhanced by his unique voice, The Friends We Lost and Tu Me Diras show us a side of Cantona that’s intimate and deep. Supported by a very classic guitar-piano-string combo, it connects with you, putting an instant smile on your face, in the way a long-lost friend does when they suddenly reappear out of nowhere.

This is a Live Nation promotion.

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Date:Wed 17 Apr
Start time:7pm (Doors: 6.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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