Rod Stewart and Faces Reuniting for Charity Show
Looks like Rod Stewart will be reuniting with his surviving former bandmates in the Faces next month, even if it's just for a one-time charity concert. The show -- which will benefit Prostate Cancer U.K. -- will take place on Sept. 5 at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey, as part of Rock ‘n’ Horsepower.
“This year is the 40th anniversary since the Faces parted ways, so it’s about time we got together for a jam!" said Stewart in a note on his website. "Being in the Faces back in the day was a whirlwind of madness, but my God, it was beyond brilliant. We are pleased to be able to support Prostate Cancer U.K.”
Stewart will be joined by former Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Kenney Jones, the only other surviving members of the original quintet. Bassist Ronnie Lane died in 1997, and keyboardist Ian McLagan died last December.
"Getting back onstage with the lads playing ‘Stay With Me’ and other favorites will be a blast and will make this a very special night," said Wood. "Being in the Faces was a mad and brilliant time for all of us, and although we don’t have Ronnie and Mac with us anymore, this is our chance to remember them and say 'Had Me a Real Good Time.'”
Back in January, Stewart celebrated his 70th birthday with his old pals and performed a few songs with his former bandmates at a private party. Three years ago, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Stewart pulled out of the ceremony at the last minute because he wasn't feeling well. Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall filled in for him.
So this may be your only opportunity to see the Faces perform. Three months ago, Wood said that Stewart's management was holding up any sort of Faces reunion, rumors of which had been swirling for years. And with a new Stewart solo album due for release on Oct. 23, it doesn't look like any other band performances will be happening in 2015.
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