For Tony Hawk's Pro Skater tribute act 'The 900', it was likely going to be "just another gig". Described as "The UK's first and only Tony Hawk's Pro Skater cover band", the act plays a variety of cover songs from THPS1 all the way to American Wasteland and was due to perform at Signature Brew in East London on July 30th.
To the surprise of everyone - including the band - Tony Hawk himself showed up, joining The 900 on stage to perform two of the most popular songs from the Pro Skater series - Goldfinger's 'Superman', and Agent Orange's 'Bloodstains'. It turned what was likely going to be a pretty standard evening for the band into an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
While onstage, Tony Hawk expressed his admiration for the fans and their ongoing support for the Pro Skater games:
“Thank you for having such reverence for [the songs in our games]. It’s really been my biggest honour to have these games carry on for so long and, hey, we’re keeping it going right? I had to join the party!”
It's such a feel-good incident and we're frankly incredibly jealous of everyone who managed to attend! It just goes to show how much love Tony Hawk has for the game series and how much his appearance at the show meant to the band and the audience.
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