Tony Hawk Show
Quiksilver is set to create a stir in Paris this fall with an exceptional event blending skateboarding, music and art. TONY HAWK, the international skateboard star, will be in Paris on Saturday November 21st for a unique show on the biggest ramp in Europe.
An unrivalled competitor and emblematic figure of the X Games, hero of the world’s top-selling video game of the last decade, entrepreneur, radio and TV presenter, advertising icon…in the space of twenty years, Tony Hawk isn’t just a star of the skateboarding world…he’s a star .
To welcome this legend, Quiksilver has chosen a venue that is as extraordinary as it is monumental, right in the heart of Paris: the Grand Palais.For two days on November 20th and 21st, this colossal construction of glass and steel, originally built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, will be dedicated to skateboarding, the urban art and music.
An immense street course, filling the awe-inspiring proportions of the nave of the Grand Palais, will play host to pro-skaterboarders for a street contest invitational competition, demos and introductory sessions with the elite from Quiksilver Team.
Meanwhile, the guest of honour at the Tony Hawk Show will be the celebrated and prolific Parisian graffiti artist: André
A pioneer of French graffiti in the early eighties, André was the first graffiti artist in the world to create a motif character tag. His alter ego “MR A” has now become highly recognizable all over the world. He first came to fame with the series “Love Graffiti”, when he painted lovers names all over the streets of Paris, a self described “beautiful crime”.
André is not only an established name in urban art but he is now also an important figure on the International fashion and night life scene. He owns some of the most exclusive and fashionable establishments in the world, most notably the Beatrice Inn in New York, Le Baron in Paris and Tokyo.
After the warm-up act, a fantastic live concert by the internationally-acclaimed band Dead By Sunrise (side project of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park).
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