The Vandals To Perform At Tony Hawk's 12th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit In Beverly Hills This Sunday
THE VANDALS TO PERFORM AT TONY HAWK'S 12TH ANNUAL STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS BENEFIT IN BEVERLY HILLS
FEATURING A VERT DEMO WITH TONY HAWK AND FRIENDS PLUS DJ Z-TRIP SPINNING
October 6, 2015 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Orange Country punk veterans The Vandals are set to perform at Tony Hawk's annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit on Sunday, October 11th at Green Acres Estate. One of the skate legend's all-time favorite bands, The Vandals will perform a career spanning set at the annual one-of-a-kind action-sports exhibition benefitting the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Tony Hawk's Stand Up For Skateparks benefit is a family-friendly action-sports carnival that includes games, food, and live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind items and experiences, plus special-guest performances. Tickets are on sale now HERE (http://standupforskateparks.org/tickets. Proceeds support the Tony Hawk Foundation's mission to empower youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in low-income communities throughout the U.S., and Internationally with programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.
In addition to a performance by The Vandals, the event will also feature a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk and other skateboarding and BMX icons riding Hawk's personal ramp while legendary DJ Z-Trip creates their soundtrack, spinning live from the deck. The list of skateboarding and BMX athletes slated to participate in the vert demo includes: Elliot Sloan, Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Bergado, Evan Doherty, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Andy Macdonald, Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita, Kevin Staab, and Mat Hoffman. This year, during a special live auction, attendees will also have the chance to bid on a 2016 MINI Countryman Park Lane Edition, customized by DUB Magazine, Roadwire Interiors and Rockledge Securities and featuring a one-of-a-kind leather interior plus a Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system pre-loaded with the new Tony Hawk's® Pro Skater™ 5!
This year's event will be co-chaired by Tony Hawk and Eve and Maximillion Cooper. Benefit Committee members include Ron Burkle, Fred Durst, Jon Favreau, Etty and Perry Farrell, Stacey and Allen Gibson, Brian Austin Green, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Mat Hoffman, Bobby Kotick, Tommy Lee, Howie Mandel, Rodney Mullen, Tony Norman, Lyn-Z and Travis Pastrana, Chris Sacca, Sultan AlSaud, Henry Stupp, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Steve Van Doren, Lori and Bill Walton, and DJ Z-Trip. Since launching in 2004, the annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit has raised over $9.3-million dollars to benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Tony Hawk's Stand Up For Skateparks is made possible through the generosity and support of, Fandango, Gumball 3000 Foundation, MINI USA, Hawk Clothing, Starkey Hearing Foundation, GOSOLAR.COM, HEXBUG, Nixon, Sweetwater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, and The Yucaipa Companies.
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ABOUT THE TONY HAWK FOUNDATION
A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.
Domestically, the Foundation's Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.4-million to 569 communities in all 50 states. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.
The Foundation's International Program has provided technical support and awarded $100,000 to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (www.skateistan.org).
The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation's Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, and on Twitter @THF.
With 11 full-length studio albums in the rear view mirror, and all the EPs, singles, comps, DVDs, "best ofs", etc. that go with that kind of catalog, The Vandals have been taking it easy lately, selecting only the "most fun" occasions to play. With the same four guys playing together over 25 years, it's just good fun to get in a tour bus, or on a plane, and go play some of the goofiest punk rock ever recorded for loyal fans across the globe. Recent performances include The Offspring's Summer Nationals, Soundwave, Heavy Montreal, Riot Fest, and Rockfest, plus the annual Christmas shows. It wasn't until the mid 1990s when the Vandals turned pro and started recording and touring the world full time with bands like No Doubt, Offspring, NOFX, Pearl Jam and dozens of headlining tours in the U.S., Europe, the UK, and Japan. During this period, the Vandals prospered from being accepted by the Warped Tour culture and the explosion of punk rock fans that arrived in 1994. The Vandals are also featured in the film "1994" about this era of punk music.
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