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Eric Cantona Announces Surreal Piano Concert For Dublin

Eric Cantona Announces Surreal Piano Concert For Dublin
By James Fenton Updated
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Eric Cantona has announced a Dublin concert date after launching a career as a singer.

The legendary ex-Manchester United forward confirmed what appears to be a one-man piano show in the capital, as well as in London and Manchester, just a day after taking to Instagram to announce details of his first single.

The release date for that is June 2nd, with an album also on the way, giving Ireland-based fans plenty of time to get to grips with their hero's new-found talents ahead of his show in Dublin at Liberty Hall on Tuesday October 31st.

The news of Cantona's new career was announced via a characteristically-artistic Instagram video, in which he holds a model of his own head, while giving a teaser of his new song.

This is the latest twist in the career of a man who only graced the footballing world with his talents up until just a few weeks shy of his 31st birthday.

"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,” said Cantona, speaking about the announcement.

“I’ll be starting in Manchester because it’s a city that has stayed with me so much for the football, of course, but also the general atmosphere.”

Eric Cantona career

During his time at United, Cantona became an Old Trafford, with many viewing him as the talisman who kickstarted an unprecedented period of success under Alex Ferguson.


After joining midway through the 1992/93 season, the Frenchman was pivotal in helping United win their first top flight title in 26 years, before helping them to a league and cup double the following season.

Another double would follow the next season, as well as two years later, on the other side of Cantona's ban for kicking a Crystal Palace supporter at Selhurst Park.


Such was Cantona's influence on a young Man United squad, that 1994/95 campaign, part of which he was suspended for, was the only season during his time at Old Trafford that they failed to win the league.

Cantona bowed out as a Premier League trophy-lifting captain at the end of the 1996/97 campaign, alongside the young batch of players who came to be known as the Class of '92.

Dublin date

A career in acting followed, with multiple appearances on the big screen, including a star turn as himself in 2009's Looking For Eric.


Never short on confidence, it now looks as though Cantona fancies himself with a microphone in his hand and one thing's for sure, it certainly won't be a dull Halloween night in Dublin.

More details about the new venture can be found here.

See Also: Manchester United Fans Heard Taunting Jamie Redknapp With X-Rated Chant



LiveScore is holding a special fan event in Dublin to debate the UEFA Champions League with a panel of Evan Ferguson, Denis Irwin & Emma Byrne, hosted by Conor McNamara

Reserve your spot for this unmissable night in The Camden on the 30th May by clicking here.

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