The Rolling Stones' plan for a world tour in 2014 is one of the reason why the Faces won't be reuniting for a tour anytime soon. On Oct. 19, 2013, the Daily Mail reported that the Rolling Stones' 2014 world tour will be going to several countries (including Australia) that the Stones did not play in their "50 and Counting" 50th anniversary shows in 2012 and 2013.
The Rolling Stones have not yet officially announced any tour dates for 2014. But when they do, announcements will probably be made on the Internet several weeks before the concerts take place.
Before guitarist Ronnie Wood joined the Rolling Stones in the mid-1970s, he was in the Faces, whose original lineup consisted of lead singer Rod Stewart, bass player Ronnie Lane, keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones. The Faces formed in 1969, and broke up in 1975, but had rare, one-off reunions in the 1980s and 1990s. Lane died of multiple sclerosis in 1997.
In 2008, the surviving members of the original Faces lineup reunited for a private rehearsal. Although there had been much speculation that the Faces would do a reunion tour with Stewart in 2009, that tour never happened.
In 2010 and 2011, the Faces did reunion tours without Stewart, who declined to participate in those reunions. Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall did lead vocals on those tours. Glen Matlock, formerly of the Sex Pistols, played bass in the revamped Faces reunion shows.
Wood is the only member of the Rolling Stones to have two inductions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1989, he was inducted as a member of the Stones. In 2012, he was inducted for his work with the Faces. Stewart also has two inductions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: as a solo artist and as a member of the Faces. Jones also has two Rock and Rock Hall of Fame inductions: as a member of the Who and as a member of the Faces.
According to the Daily Mail, there were plans for the Faces to reunite with Stewart for a 2014 tour, but the Stones' tour plans, as well as Stewart's demands to make more money than the rest of the Faces, essentially jettisoned the proposed Faces reunion tour of 2014.
An unnamed source told the Daily Mail: "Rod’s team wanted him to get a larger share of the profits because he was the original frontman of the group. But Ronnie has made a name for himself as a huge star with the Stones since being in the Faces and the rest of the band didn’t agree that Rod should get such a big cut of the money."
Jones said, "We all want to do a Faces tour to get it off our chests. We parted in the wrong way and it would put that wrong to right."
Stewart commented, "I’d like to return. Ronnie and I talk about it, and when the Stones finish – Mick [Jagger] is several years older than me – we’ll have an opportunity, if we’re not on Zimmers."
The source commented on the 2014 Rolling Stones tour: '‘They are arranging dates around the world. They will also headline the opening of Australia’s revamped Adelaide Oval cricket ground next year."
Stewart and Wood have remained close friends, even though Stewart has distanced himself from any recent Faces reunions. Wood and Stewart have performed on stage together several times since the original Faces lineup disbanded. Stewart was also one of the best men at Wood's 2012 wedding to Wood's third wife, Sally Humphreys. (Paul McCartney was the other best man at the wedding.)
The Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" concerts in 2012 and 2013 went to the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. In October 2012, the Stones also did two "warm-up" shows in Paris: One of the concerts was a nightclub/small theater show that was open to the public, while the other was a corporate event that was by invitation only.
Mick Taylor, who was the Rolling Stones' lead guitarist from 1969 to 1974, was a special guest at all of the concerts. It is likely that Taylor will be a guest on the Rolling Stones' 2014 tour. Meanwhile, Taylor will be a guest with Wood’s solo band at the closing night of this year's BluesFest at Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 1, 2013.
The Rolling Stones are in two concert documentaries that are due out before the end of the 2013.
The DVD/Blu-ray of "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" is set for release on Eagle Rock Entertainment on Nov. 11, 2013. "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" will have a companion two-CD set, a set of three vinyl albums and a photo book of the same title.
Here are the available formats for "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live":
- 2-CD set + DVD
- 3-LP set + DVD
- Deluxe Edition: 60-page book + DVD + Blu-ray + 2CD
As previously reported, "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" (which has highlights from the Rolling Stones' July 2013 concerts at London's Hyde Park) will have a limited release (usually one night only) in cinemas from late October throughout November 2013 worldwide except the U.K., Canada, Asia and South America. Click here for information on the times, dates and locations of the screenings. On Oct. 10, 2013, there was a one-night only screening of "Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live" in London. (The Rolling Stones did not attend this screening.) On Oct. 12, 2013, BBC One in the U.K. televised highlights from the Stones' Hyde Park concerts.
The Rolling Stones are also featured in the Weinstein Company's documentary film "12-12-12," which is about the all-star concert that was held on that date at New York City's Madison Square Garden to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. As previously reported, "12-12-12" will have a limited U.S. release in cinemas in New York City and Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2013. The movie's release date in other countries may vary.
The "12-12-12" soundtrack was released in December 2012. The "12-12-12" concert DVD/Blu-ray (featuring highlights from the show) was released in September 2013. The "12-12-12" movie that is being released in theaters in November 2013 will have more footage than the concert DVD/Blu-ray that was released in September 2013.