It may have taken four decades, but it was well worth the wait.
It was 1975 when the Faces broke up, after a six year run and a slew of hits like "Stay With me" and "Pool Hall Richard." Rod Stewart's burgeoning solo career and Ronnie Wood's work with the Rolling Stones brought an already tumultuous situation to a head, leaving them with no other choice but to part ways. The band has attempted a reunion before, with various stand-ins when original members were unwilling or unavailable, but as usual, nothing is a good as the original.
But last night, at a benefit concert for Prostate Cancer UK at the Hurtwood Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey, England, the surviving members came together and played a 7 song set list that brought down the house. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, and Kenney Jones proved that they still remember their classic songs, and now their performance has the music world buzzing about a possible reunion tour. From the looks of their Twitter accounts, it would seem they aren't completely against the idea themselves:
— Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) September 6, 2015
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) September 5, 2015
What an amazing night last night was! The biggest thank you to everyone involved
— Kenney Jones (@KenneyJones) September 6, 2015
It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, will fill the places of bassist Ronnie Lane and keyboardist Ian McLagan in the event of a tour. Lane died in 1997 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and McLagan passed away unexpectedly last December. Despite their absence, the Faces sounded stronger than ever and shuttered any doubt on whether or not they could handle a show after all these years. We are talking about the ageless Rod Stewart and the indestructible Ronnie Wood, so why there would even be a question is beyond me. Check out the videos from their performance, and if we hear any more talk of a tour, you'll be the first to know.