Tony Hawk Brings Iconic Video Game to Life in the Fortitude Music Hall

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is coming to Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on 27 January 2024 for a once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating 25 years of the hit video game franchise Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (THPS).

Tony Hawk to skate down iconic ramp

Hawk will perform live skating demonstrations on a more than 11-foot vert ramp installed inside the venue. Joining him are Lizzie Armanto, Elliot Sloan, Reese Nelson and Felipe Nunes of the Birdhouse skate crew.

Bringing THPS to life

Tony Hawk
Photo Credit: Joseph Gall/Wikimedia Commons

The event aims to capture the energy and excitement of the beloved THPS franchise. In addition to the skating, it will feature musical performances by bands from the original THPS soundtracks, including Bodyjar, DZ Deathrays, and Alex Lahey. Sydney-based cover band Birdman will also play songs from across all THPS games.

Attendees will be able to play classic THPS video games on a giant 5-metre projection screen behind the bands. Console stations for each franchise entry will be set up across the venue.

Finally, the Fortitude Music Hall itself will recreate a level from the iconic game series, bringing it to life.

With a storied career spanning decades, Tony Hawk has become synonymous with skateboarding. From pioneering gravity-defying tricks to creating one of gaming’s most popular franchises, his influence continues today through his support of skateparks across the United States through his organisation, The Skatepark Project.

Experience Tony Hawk’s legendary skills in person, alongside the musical entertainment and gaming activation that defined a generation. Book your tickets here.

Published 23-November-2023