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By Sarah Ward
February 02, 2020
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An Evening with Tony Hawk — POSTPONED

The skateboarding icon is coming to Sydney to chat about his career.
By Sarah Ward
February 02, 2020
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UPDATE: MARCH 26, 2020 — An Evening with Tony Hawk has been postponed until further notice. Dates are still to be announced, but we'll be sure to keep you updated.

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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 April, he's coming to Sydney to chat about his career.

This is the first time that the skateboarding icon has hosted an event like this Down Under, with the talk-fest aptly called An Evening with Tony Hawk. If you've ever wondered how he landed his famous '900', becoming the first skateboarder to complete two-and-a-half mid-air revolutions — or if you just want to know why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, its sequels and spinoffs are so damn addictive — head along to the Factory Theatre on Tuesday, April 14 to find out.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

As well as discussing life, turning skating into a job, career highlights, his pop culture prominence and more — and maybe even his on-screen appearances in everything from the first xXx movie to Sharknado 5: Global Swarming — Hawk will be joined by Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band, who'll be treating audiences to an acoustic performance.

Top image: Victor Solanoy via Flickr.

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