Tony Hawk kicks off European tour

On July 8, the Tony Hawk And Friends European Skateboarding Tour rolled into Berlin's Max Schmeling Halle, where a crowd of 5,000 enjoyed a demo by Hawk, Jesse Fritsch, Jean Postec, Kevin Staab, and Sandro Dias on a 13-foot vert ramp.

The stop was the latest on the tour, which also features live musical performances. The Berlin show was accompanied by N.E.R.D.

"I'm very excited to skate in other cities after the overwhelming response we received from our Paris show," Hawk told the Quiksilver event site. "The European crowds are amazing, so it will be fun to see how they react in different countries. I've skated in all of these cities, but never done demos of this size in them. They're in for a treat."

The tour continues in Rome on July 15, followed by Barcelona, Spain on July 18 and wraps up on July 21 in Brighton, England. Check out quiksilverlive.com for more info.