Former Manchester United legend to perform new music at Glasgow's O2 Academy

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Eric Cantona is set to perform in Glasgow this Spring

Manchester United hero Eric Cantona is heading to Glasgow's O2 Academy on Friday, April 12 2024 for a special live performance as 'Cantona Sings Eric'.

Cantona will also be appearing in Aberdeen the following evening at the Music Hall.

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Music is said to be the last missing piece of creative expression for the football star who has also pursued acting, poetry and painting in a life after football.

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He isn't as new to the music scene as he claims, having contributed lyrics for Lady Sir, a duo formed by his wife, actress and singer Rachida Brakni and Gaëtan Roussel, he had already ventured behind the mic on a few occasions. Speaking about his new venture, Cantona said: "Music has always been a part of my life. I’ve always had music playing. Why start today, so many years later? Simply because I had lacked the time before.

"During lockdown, I finally managed to give the guitar a serious go, and even though I’m still a poor guitarist, I felt confident enough to whip a few songs into shape”. Tickets for the gig can be purchased here.

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