Tony Hawk to hold North Park concert celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 15:25:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Fans of the first Tony Hawk video game undoubtedly remember the game's musical score.

Grungy, punky, and electric rock matching perfectly with the joy of skateboarding in the 90s.

In celebration of the 1999 release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Hawk announced Friday a benefit concert to celebrate the game's 20th anniversary on June 9 at The Observatory North Park.

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The nostalgic evening will be headlined by punk rockers Bad Religion and Aussie band Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band. Game stations featuring Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and appearances from some of the original skaters in the game are also planned.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation, which aims to build skateparks and create skateboarding programs in support of youth in low-income communities.

The foundation will also host a raffle with unique an specialty items being given away.

Tickets range from $65 for general admission or $300 for VIP entrance and extras.

"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" took the video game world by storm in the late 90s, introducing gamers to a new type of sports video game. Reviewers hailed the game as a must-own for any collection as it laid the groundwork for several more skating titles featuring Hawk.