THE Rolling Stones are reportedly putting plans in place for a 2009 tour - after guitarist Ronnie Wood's hopes of reuniting THE FACES fell through. Wood was eager to get the seventies band back together, telling Rolling Stone magazine that he and former frontman Rod Stewart were working on new material and talking about a series of concert dates later this year (09).
But Stewart dismissed the comeback reports, with his representative saying, "There are no plans for a Faces reunion tour this year."
And now Wood has persuaded his Rolling Stones bandmates to consider taking to the road on a global jaunt - their first since 2006's A Bigger Bang tour - according to Britain's Daily Express.
A source tells the publication, "Now that the Faces reunion seems to be off, Ronnie is free to perform with the Stones. There is this offer for a U.S. tour on the table. It's a good offer."
However, it is alleged Wood is eyeing a Rolling Stones tour because he is desperate to earn more cash to cover his impending divorce from estranged wife Jo.
The insider adds, "Keith (Richards) is particularly close to Ronnie and told him it would be a great way of getting back on his feet, both personally and financially, after all that's happened over the past several months."
Wood left his wife of 23-years in 2008 after his affair with 20-year-old Ekaterina Ivanova was exposed. He subsequently moved out of the family home and has offered Jo a reported $4.9 million (£3 million)-a-year divorce deal.