If you’re in a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater cover band – as in, a band that specifically covers the music of the popular skateboarding video game franchise – there’s perhaps no greater honor than to play with Tony Hawk himself. And for Tony Hawk’s UK-based Pro Skater cover band The 900, it looks like they peaked over the weekend when Hawk actually joined them on stage to perform a few songs.
While performing at Signature Brew Haggerston in London this weekend, The 900 had the pleasure of Hawk’s company to perform Goldfinger’s “Superman” and Agent Orange’s “Bloodstains,” in particular. According to an interview with the group of NME, Hawk had seen the band on Instagram and said he was going to try and catch a show when he visited England. The 900 took the opportunity to ask him if he wanted to do some songs with them, and Hawk agreed. Several clips from the show have circulated online, including one shared by Hawk himself. You can check out some of the built-in ones below:
WE LEGITIMATELY PLAYED 2 SONGS WITH @TonyHawk WTAF https://t.co/ASRCEG2Gm2
— The 900 (@The900banduk) July 31, 2022
My/our rendition of Agent Orange’s Bloodstains from last night’s show at @SignatureBrewE8. It was one of the first punk songs I heard as a kid and was a catalyst in shaping THPS game soundtracks. Thanks to @The900Banduk for calling me on stage! ➡️⬇️⭕️ pic.twitter.com/wR49DWUx0z
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 31, 2022
“He absolutely nailed ‘Superman’ and ‘Bloodstains’! It was easily one of the best moments of our lives,” The 900 said. NME. “We were so grateful he agreed to do it,” the band added, saying “it was a beautiful moment for everyone in the room” and that Hawk “seemed equally gassed to be on stage. singing the songs”.
As for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise, the latest installment is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. As the name suggests, this is a remastered collection from 1999 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and the 2000s The Pro Skater from Tony Hawk 2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is currently available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. You can check out all of our previous Tony Hawk coverage in general here.
What do you think of Tony Hawk joining The 900 on stage to sing with them? Did you know there was a cover band that specialized in songs by Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to hit me up and hit me up directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!