Despite reports that the Faces are reuniting for an album as well as a tour with Flea on bass, Rod Stewart’s spokesperson tells Billboard “there are no plans for a Faces reunion tour this year.” Additionally, a spokesperson for Flea tells Billboard the artist “knows nothing” of a Faces tour.
Guitarist Ron Wood reportedly told the U.K.’s Daily Mirror that he and Rod Stewart wrote an album’s worth of new material during a Christmas vacation, and that Flea would be participating in an upcoming tour. However, the online version of the piece has since disappeared from the Daily Mirror Web site.
Rumors have swirled since last fall that Stewart, Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones were planning to tour for the first time since splitting in 1975. The musicians reportedly rehearsed last year with Stewart touring bassist Conrad Korsch filling the role of the late Ronnie Laine. But a recent report in the New York Post suggested the members didn’t get along during the process and that a tour seemed unlikely.
McLagan is already booked for a spring North American tour in support of his new album, “Never Say Never,” due March 3 from 00:02:59 Records.
There have been a handful of near-Faces reunions since the band broke up, including at a 1986 Stewart concert at London’s Wembley Stadium. The surviving members have performed together in various incomplete incarnations in recent years, including Wood and McLagan with Stewart at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 2004.