Veteran rocker Rod Stewart is
to go on a national tour with his old group The Faces, it was revealed
The tour, provisionally planned for later
this year, will feature the band's original line-up from the 70s, including
Ron Wood and Ian McLagan. According to drummer Kenny Jones, the tour will
raise money for Ronnie Lane, the fifth member of the band, who is suffering
from Multiple Sclerosis.
He said that the reunion resulted from a
recent secret meeting in Dublin. "There's been a great demand for the
Faces to actually reform and do something. . . .It's mainly to help Ronnie
Lane and will be in the spirit of Ronnie," Jones, 47, said.
The band, perhaps best known for their hit
single Stay With Me, split in the mid 70s after Stewart became a tax exile.
The 50-year-old rocker, famous for his love of football and blondes, was
nervous when they asked him to rejoin them. "We were in a pub and he
said 'Oh do you think the others would let me? Do you think it'll be all
right?" I said: 'Yeah, no problem," Jones said.