An Evening with Tony Hawk

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Tony Hawk on a skateboard
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Time Out says

The skateboarding legend shares his remarkable story in his own words for the first time in Australia

Tony Hawk is known for being the world’s most famous skateboarder, but there’s more to this master of the half-pipe than meets the eye. He is the gold standard of the devil-may-care skater dude archetype, but elevating the world of skateboarding from a grungy subculture to a thriving extreme sports empire has taken business savvy, charisma, and an unrelenting quest for success that defies any skate park stereotypes.

His ascent as a pro skater has made Hawk a major entrepreneur, a prolific philanthropist, and even a video game character. He’s also managed to add fatherhood to his list of achievements for good measure.

Hawk will be sharing his remarkable story in his first-ever Q&A on Australian shores on April 14 at the Factory Theatre. Fans will hear the details of his career highlights in his own words: how he got his start in the skating world, his social media stoushes, and how he conquered the most difficult stunt in skateboarding – the infamous two-and-a-half revolution aerial showstopper known as ‘the 900’.

Hosted by Aussie TV personality Danny Clayton, the night will also feature a performance by the aptly named Birdman: or the Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band. Superfans will also be able to access VIP meet-and-greet packages, which include premium seating and a skateboard deck signed by Hawk himself.


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