Fan-filmed Video Footage posted online of ‘Dave Mustaine’ Performing with “San Diego Symphony”


dave_mustaine1Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was a featured soloist last night (Saturday, April 12) with the San Diego Symphony. The classical special concert, billed as “Symphony Interrupted”, took place at the 2,200-capacity Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California. The event saw Mustaine perform Richard Wagner‘s “Ride Of The Valkyries” with the orchestra, as well as solos of Vivaldi’s concertos from “The Four Seasons”, plus Bach’s classic “Air”.

The first fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

“There’s such a difference in the [classical music and metal] societies,” Mustaine told The Daily Aztec one week before the event. “That’s the thing that I’m looking forward to, seeing how these two worlds are going to collide.”

He continued: “In my mind, I’m getting ready to go walk out to the stage, come in with a little tuxedo on, I’m going to get down there and they’re going to go, ‘Fuck yeah, Dave!’ and all the classical guys are going to go, ‘Oh my God, he said the F-word!'”

Mustaine also talked about the influence classical music has had on Megadeth since the band’s inception three decades ago.

“On the very first song on our very first record, I actually played piano,” he said. “Funny thing was, it was a very, very, hacked up version of Beethoven’s ‘Fugue In D Minor’ and going back and listening to the actual performance of Beethoven, it’s kind of like, ‘Nice try, Dave,’ because it was close to it, but I mean, I was a gutter kid that grew up on the street and was playing from memory. I was surprised I could even play the piano.”

Tickets to the show were sold out in advance online, but a limited amount of tickets were made available on sale the day of the performance.

“These are the times I wish my mom was still alive to be able to see this stuff, because I remember when I first started playing guitar, she would say like, ‘Turn it down you’re going to kill somebody!,'” Mustaine told The Daily Aztec. “Guess what, mom? I’m playing with the symphony now.”


Upcoming Megadeth Shows:
Apr 17     Pearl Concert Theater     Las Vegas, NV
Apr 19     Pima County Fair     Tucson, AZ
Apr 22     Agora Casa de Cultura     Quito, Ecuador
Apr 24     Teatro De Verano     Montevideo, Uruguay
Apr 26     The Metal Fest 2014     Santiago, Chile
Apr 29     Plaza de la Musica     Cordoba, Argentina
May 01     Estadio Cubierto Malvinas     Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 04     Espaço Das Americas     Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 06     Royal Center     Bogota, Colombia
May 08     Palacio De Los Deportes     Mexico City, Mexico
May 10     Auditorio Banamex     Monterrey, Mexico
May 11     Auditorio Telmex     Zapopan, Mexico


Jun 06     Sweden Rock Festival     Solvesborg, Sweden
Jun 10     Le Palais Des Sports     Paris, France
Jun 11     TivoliVredenburg     Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 13     Copenhell Festival     Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 15     Nova Rock     Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 16     Aerodrome Festival     Budapest, Hungary
Jun 17     Aerodrome Festival     Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 20     Amnesia Rockfest     Montebello, Canada
Jun 22     Hellfest     Clisson, France
Jun 23     Rockhal     Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jun 26     Rock In Roma @ Ippodromo Capannelle     Rome, Italy
Jun 27     City Sound @ Ippodromo Del Galoppo     Milan, Italy
Jun 28     Eishalle Deutweg     Winterthur, Switzerland
Jul 15     Artpark     Lewiston, NY
Jul 19     Casino Rama Entertainment Centre     Longford, Canada
Jul 24     Metaldays Festival     Tolmin, Slovenia
Jul 26     Qstock     Oulu, Finland
Jul 28     Aurora Concert Hall     Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Jul 29     Arena Moscow     Moscow, Russian Federation
Aug 01     Skogsrojet Festival     Rejmyre, Sweden
Aug 02     Wacken Open Air Festival     Wacken, Germany     Sold Out    
Aug 04     Rock Off Festival     Istanbul, Turkey
Aug 09     Oldehoofsterkerkhof     Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Aug 10     Bloodstock Open Air Festival     Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Sep 22     Motörhead’s Motörboat     Miami, FL

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