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If you want to see Rod Stewart, time is running out

If you want to see Rod Stewart, time is running out

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Rod Stewart, 69, says he doesn't expect to be touring five years from now. Photo: Associated Press

Fans of classic rockers The Faces had better start praying for the planned full band reunion because frontman Rod Stewart has revealed he won’t be touring in five years.

The band get together has been on and off for decades, with Stewart pulling out of reunion dates a few years ago, forcing his bandmates to replace him with Simply Red star Mick Hucknall.

But now the plans are on again and Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood are working on a comeback.

However, Rolling Stones star Wood had better start speeding up the process – because the singer is considering retiring from the road.

Stewart, 69, tells the Kansas City Star, “Touring is what I do. Nothing compares to it… I prefer getting onstage (to recording). It’s an immediate satisfaction, sending an audience home happy. I want to make the most of it.

“Nothing lasts forever. I still have the energy to do it, and I look forward to at least three or four more years of it.”

But he’s still keen to hit the road with Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones before he calls it a day, telling the publication, “It will happen, but the ball is in Ronnie’s court. When the Stones stop touring, they stop for a long time. So whenever he’s finished, I’ll be available.

“If we could just keep McLagan quiet for a bit, we could get on with it. But he seems to come out and say the most negative things about me. But Ronnie and me want to do it… He emailed me the other day and said, ‘I’ve got a few nights off. Let’s get dinner’. I said, ‘I’m on holiday in the south of France’. He said, ‘OK, let’s wait until we’re 78′.”

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