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Tony Hawk is dropping in at Fortitude Music Hall to turn the Brisbane venue into a 'Pro Skater' level, complete with a live soundtrack.
By Sarah Ward
November 28, 2023
By Sarah Ward
November 28, 2023

At skate parks around the world — and on consoles in lounge rooms, too — many an hour has been spent kickflipping and ollieing because of Tony Hawk. He's the professional skateboarder who became a household name, and the man whose licensed video game series had everyone sliding and grinding just by furiously mashing buttons. And, come 2024, he's coming to Australia to chat about his career.

The skater icon is taking part in a talkfest aptly called An Evening with Tony Hawk. The Brisbane leg has sold out, sadly, but the River City is in for another treat. For one day only, on Saturday, January 27, Hawk is also going to turn the Fortitude Music Hall into an immersive Tony Hawk's Pro Skater experience.

Hawk's THPS25 event will drop in to celebrate a quarter century of the games series, with the venue becoming a replica of one of the levels from the game. Yes, Hawk will hop on a board on an 11-foot-plus vertical ramp that'll sit in the centre of the venue. Joining him from the Birdhouse skate crew, including Lizzie Armanto, Elliot Sloan Felipe Nunes and Reese Nelson.

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The THPS25 event is split into two sessions, with the daytime slot an all-ages affair and the evening session only for over 18s. Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band are picking up their instruments at both, too, as joined by DZ Deathrays doing a DJ set at each. Yours Truly and Teenage Joans will also take to the stage during the day, and Bodyjar and Alex Lahey at night.

If you're keen to play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater while you're there, that's understandable and will also be an option. Show off your moves on a five-metre video wall, plus console stations set up around the venue.

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