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Tony Hawk Randomly Turns Up To London Pub To Sing In Tony Hawk Cover Band

Daisy Phillipson

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Tony Hawk Randomly Turns Up To London Pub To Sing In Tony Hawk Cover Band

Ever heard of a Tony Hawk cover band? Well you have now, thanks to this incredible video:

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What you're witnessing in this clip is none other than the pro skater himself taking to the stage at a show in East London to sing in a cover band dedicated to his game.

The music group in question, named The 900, are known for playing songs from the epic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games.

Last night (30 July), they went through their usual set at the Signature Brew in Haggerston, only for the 54-year-old skater to join them for a rendition of Goldfinger's 'Superman'.

It's safe to say the crowd went wild, as is shown in the clip shared by Twitter user Isabel Davies.

In separate footage, he was filmed saying: "Thank you for having such a reverence for [the games].

"It’s really been my biggest honour to have these games carry on for so long. Hey, and we’re keeping it going, right? I had to join the party. Enjoy!"

The 900 claim to be the UK's first and only Tony Hawk's Pro Skater cover band, playing all the bangers from the nostalgic games.

The soundtracks for the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games are epic. Credit: Activision
The soundtracks for the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games are epic. Credit: Activision

To be fair, it's surprising this hasn't happened sooner - any Pro Skater fan worth their salt will know that the soundtrack is epic and matches the gameplay perfectly.

From Suicidal Tendencies and Rocket From The Crypt to The Ramones and Dead Kennedys, the game created a gateway for younger generations to discover great punk rock and alternative music.

It was, quite literally, a game changer - and The 900 are keeping the spirit alive.

With their latest gig, we're glad to see Hawk's up and walking again, having suffered a horrific injury earlier this year.

The 54-year-old opened up about the broken leg in a lengthy Instagram post where he insisted he 'won’t stop skating' until he is physically unable.

"Yesterday sucked," Hawk said. "I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this recovery for a broken femur will be much harder because of its severity (and my age). But I’m up for the challenge."

Hawk noted the irony of the injury occurring the night before HBO dropped the trailer for documentary Until The Wheels Fall Off, which was released back in April.

The film takes a look inside Hawk's life and career, and has a strong focus on his philosophy and how he still continues to skate at his age.

As demonstrated in the video above, he might be getting into the winter years of his life but the party's not over just yet.

Featured Image Credit: @signaturebrewe8/Twitter

Topics: Music, UK News, London, Gaming

Daisy Phillipson
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