The surviving members of The Faces finally will be reuniting, as singer Rod Stewart, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Kenney Jones will give a short one-off performance at the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower charity event on September 5 in Ewhurst, U.K.
The annual fundraiser is organized by Jones and his wife, Jayne, and benefits Prostate Cancer UK an organization that raises awareness about and money to help battle the disease. Kenney was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013.
The Faces will play a short set at the event, which also will feature performances by other to-be-announced artists. Sadly missing from the group’s lineup will be bassist Ronnie Lane and keyboardist Ian McLagan, who died in 1997 and 2014, respectively.
“This year is the 40th anniversary since The Faces parted ways so it’s about time we got together for a jam!” Stewart says in a statement. “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 UK.”
Jones adds, “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.”
Wood, meanwhile, says, “Getting back on stage with the lads playing ‘Stay with Me’ and other favorites 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.'”
The concert will serve as the finale of the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event, which also will feature a polo match, an exhibition of high-performance cars, prize giveaways and more. Last year’s event also featured a one-off reunion involving Jones, as Kenney and his former Who band mates Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed together for the first time in more than 25 years.
While the three surviving Faces members haven’t performed together in public in decades, Jones, Wood and Stewart did reunite in January to play a few songs at a private 70th birthday party for Rod in Los Angeles.
For more information about the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Horsepower benefit, visit www.HurtwoodParkPolo.co.uk