The three surviving members of the Faces will reunite to play a charity gig in September. Forty years on from their split, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones will play a benefit for Prostate Cancer UK at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey, on September 5th.
Rod Stewart broke the news on his website, saying:
This year is the 40th anniversary since The Faces parted ways so it’s about time we got together for a jam! Being in The Faces back in the day was a whirlwind of madness but my God, it was beyond brilliant.
The Faces have reunited without Stewart in recent years, with Mick Hucknall taking on vocal duties. Hopes for a Stewart-led reunion increased when the trio performed together at a private party for Stewart’s 70th birthday earlier this year.
The Faces formed in 1969 as a five-piece band, including the late Ronnie Lane on bass and Ian McLagen on keyboards. Their hits included “Stay With Me” and “Cindy Incidentally”.
Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones have welcomed the reunion:
Getting back on stage with the lads playing ‘Stay with Me’ and other favourites will be a blast and will make this a very special night. 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 – Ronnie Wood
The years of The Faces were some of the best of my life and I’m so proud to have been a part of the band. I’m unbelievably excited to have the opportunity to get up on stage with Rod and Ronnie again. Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan will be dearly missed but we’ll raise a glass to them – Kenney Jones
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