In top-of-the-line trick combos ever pulled, Goldfinger introduced out Tony Hawk to carry out “Superman,” their standout single that appeared on the unique Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater online game soundtrack.
The skateboarding legend joined the veteran ska band on-stage at their present in Anaheim, California on January 14th, and was launched by Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann as “Mr. Tony Fucking Hawk” earlier than ceding the mic to him utterly. He kicked off the rendition by calmly asking the group “How are you?” earlier than the band abruptly launched into the monitor whereas Hawk, nonetheless gathering pace, casually added “I hope this tune. Are you prepared? Right here we go.”
Although Hawk nonetheless makes for a greater skater than singer, the efficiency was a symbolic gesture that celebrated the long-running connection between the 2 entities due to Goldfinger’s career-making inclusion on the 1999 online game soundtrack. Hawk alluded to that fateful resolution earlier than he left the stage, saying, “That tune has outlined our online game sequence for many years. It’s been an honor to lastly be a part of these guys.”
He additionally signed off with a problem to the viewers: “Do a kickflip!” Courtsey of Consequence reader Eric Girard, watch footage of the efficiency and Hawk’s remarks afterwards beneath.
Hawk’s current collab with Goldfinger shouldn’t be the primary time he has taken a skate down reminiscence lane with Professional Skater’s playlists in thoughts. Apart from “Superman,” he beforehand “coated” Millencolin’s “No Cigar,” featured on the soundtrack for 2000’s Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 2, and starred within the accompanying music video, which recreated the retro graphics from the sport’s early iterations.
“Superman” was additionally included on the 2020 remaster of Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2.