Before he became an adult contemporary superstar and inspiration for A$AP Rocky and Miguel, Rod Stewart rose to fame as the frontman of the Faces, a glam-rock band formed by members of British Invasion rockers the Small Faces after original lead singer Steve Marriott left the group. The Faces haven’t played together since breaking up 40 years ago — and founding members Ian McLagan and Ronnie Lane have both passed away — but the surviving members will reunite for the first time next month at the Prostate Cancer UK benefit concert Rock ‘n’ Horsepower. RodStewart.com announced the gig with quotes from Stewart plus bandmates Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones. Here’s Stewart’s message to Faces fans:
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. We are pleased to be able to support Prostate Cancer UK.
Rock ‘n’ Horsepower is 9/5 at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey. Get more info and purchase tickets here.