An Evening with Tony Hawk
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.