The Faces for 2009 tour

Ronnie Wood confirms reunion plan

The Faces are set to play live dates in 2009, following the news last month that the original members, minus the late Ronnie Lane, had reformed for rehearsals.

Guitarist Ronnie Wood told Rolling Stone that the band were in the process of finalising tour dates, and had been working on new material.

“We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go,” he said. “It’s like no time has passed by. We just have to sort out when and where and drop all of the management egos and just do what we can. We know we can do it.

“It’s just a matter of getting everyone’s availability sometime next year. Rod [Stewart, frontman] wants me to write a load of new stuff for him, so I can do that.”

The band were joined by Stewart‘s touring bassist Conrad Korsch, who replaced the late Lane, who died in 1997.

The Faces split up in 1975 after Wood began playing with The Rolling Stones and Stewart had carved out a successful solo career.