Million Dollar Reload reforming original line-up for one last show in February 2019
Northern Ireland rockers Million Dollar Reload are reforming their original line-up for one last show at The Belfast Empire Music Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 2019. Back in August 2015, Million Dollar Reload had announced that they had called it quits and rebranded themselves as Blackwater Conspiracy.
Million Dollar Reload‘s album A Sinner’s Saint landed the #1 spot on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top 10 Albums of 2012 to which Sleaze Roxx stated: “It took several years for Million Dollar Reload to record their sophomore album, a hiatus that was longer than many upstarts entire careers, but the wait was well worth it. With a major label now behind them these Irish rockers had something to prove — and prove it they did. Sounding heavier and more determined than ever, Million Dollar Reload‘s ‘A Sinner’s Saint’ contained massive amounts of energy, memorable hooks, blazing guitars and attitude-driven vocals. An album that could cater to both traditional hard rock fans and fickle radio listeners alike, Million Dollar Reload hit the nail on the head for a flawless collection of rock royalty.”
The following message was posted in part on Million Dollar Reload‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Legendary Northern Irish rockers Million Dollar Reload have today announced they are reforming with their original line-up for ‘Unfinished Business’ for one last time and one night only at The Belfast Empire on Saturday 9th February 2019. Tickets go on sale this Monday from all usual outlets.
Returning members Davy Cassa, drums, hasn’t performed with Million Dollar Reload since 2010 whilst Andy Mack, guitar, hasn’t performed since 2014.
Since 2010, it had been a conveyor belt of changes for the Tyrone classic rock inspired band with members leaving, others coming in and a distinct change of sound in their final few months before finally disbanding in 2015 with ashes of burnt bridges from fractured relationships.
Million Dollar Reload enjoyed the success of worldwide touring in their time having visited Europe, US, UK and across their own home turf. They also enjoyed sharing bills and stages with legendary rock acts such as Alice Cooper, The Quireboys, The Darkness and Blackberry Smoke. This was coupled with several high profile appearances on the UK festival scene including slots at Download Festival, Bloodstock and Hard Rock Hell.
The original line up released just one studio album, ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ in 2007. Following the personnel changes they then recorded and released ‘A Sinners Saint’ in 2012 and their double live album ‘As Real As It Gets’ in 2013.
“This is literally it. One chance, one gig! We either do it right or we don’t do it at all and it’s been something I’ve wanted to see happen for a long time. We not only owe it to the legacy of the band, to what we created and started but also more importantly to our fans who are from all over Ireland, UK and Europe with some even further afield.” said front man Phil “It’s crazy the amount of requests I’ve been getting for this to happen so here it is for you all. This is the final page in the final chapter of the Million Dollar Reload story. After that this book goes to the back of the shelf and will happily gather dust”
Sticksman Davy Cassa shared his own thoughts on the reunion “It’s great to be doing this one-off show for our fans and ‘Unfinished Business’ is a great name as that’s exactly what it is. Our fans never got that one last home performance from the original five of us they so deserved.” Adding further “I was delighted when the phone rang and only too glad to pick it up and hear from them all again. There also couldn’t be a venue more fitting than The Empire because it has such a significance to the band. I played it so many times with the lads over the years, I missed it myself as time went on. We’re beginning rehearsals very soon for this special night and I’ll be seeing you on the 9th February.”
Tickets for Million Dollar Reload: Unfinished Business at The Belfast Empire on Saturday 9th February 2019 are priced £13.00 + B/F and go on sale this Monday 17th September from all usual Ticketmaster outlets.”
Million Dollar Reload‘s “Bullets In The Sky” video:
Taken from the album “A Sinner’s Saint” out on Frontiers Records. Out on June 29th 2012 in Europe and July 2nd 2012 in North America. For more info: http://www.frontiers.it