Dave Mustaine Performs With San Diego Symphony

Dave Mustaine was a featured soloist last night (Saturday, April 12) with the San Diego Symphony. The classical special sold-out concert, billed as "Symphony Interrupted", took place at the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California. The event saw Dave 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". Dave has posted the following message on his Facebook page. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

"I sooo badly want to say thank you for being here at the first Symphony Interrupted. To all the fans that were not able to attend, don’t worry, there will be another SI and this being the first and all, we have already started to plan on how to make it even more enjoyable. Thanks to all the SDS people, especially Ken-David Masur and Tommy Phillips, to the press and promotion, my endorsers; Dean Guitars for the StradiVMNT and Marshall Amplifiers for the JVM 410 and Dave Mustaine DMB 1960 2 x 12” cabinet. I also want to thank my management, my staff, and Mrs. Anne Campbell and Dave Campbell for making this happen.

I will be leaving soon for Latin America after we play Las Vegas and Tucson, but before I do, I have to let you know how deeply I am impressed by your continued love and support. Last night was an experiment; a challenge that I was up for, and continuing to improve myself for this show has already made me write ideas that are more twisting and turning, than the straight ahead songs like “Skin O’ My Teeth,” or “A Tout Le Monde.”

We did not record the show because we knew I was going to be still getting used to this whole thing, that I would have a little getting used to this new environment, as well as following Ken-David do to me, what appears to be playing air drums. I was “a fish out of water,” but we learn so much from “doing” the songs that it is just a short matter of time until we start “being” the songs. I want everyone to hear this venture with everything just right. Having spent 34 years touring and playing ‘live’ makes it pretty easy to go out and do what you have always done. For the next Symphony Interrupted, as Frank Sinatra said, “The best is yet to come!”

Love and bruises,

Dave Mustaine"