Sir Mick Jagger has joked that he has had extra rain coats made for when The Rolling Stones embark on their UK tour in May and June.
He told BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans that the band’s No Filter tour, their first on home turf since 2013, was “pretty straight ahead, you know, rock music and it’s all outdoor stadiums”.
He added: “I hope it doesn’t rain, my betting is that it will somewhere along the line and so I’ve got some extra coats, rain coats made, so I’m quite used to that.
“England will probably win the World Cup so, you know, two things happening at the same time, so it’s going to be wonderful.”
Sir Mick, 74, will be joined by guitarist Keith Richards, 74, guitarist and bassist Ronnie Wood, 70 and drummer Charlie Watts, 76.
They will perform two concerts in London in May and June, and will also take to the stage in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.
The band will kick off at Dublin’s Croke Park on May 17 ahead of the London Stadium on May 22.
There will also be shows in Berlin, Marseille, Stuttgart, Prague and Warsaw.
The band has promised that fans will be treated to hits like Paint It Black and Brown Sugar, but there will also be a few “unexpected tracks and randomly selected surprises from their formidable arsenal of songs”.
Sir Mick was talking to Evans from Chicago which he said was “cold and horrible” weatherwise.
Asked what he was doing there, he said: “I can’t tell you. But here I am in the land of the blues. I’m just hanging out and checking a few blues acts and having fun.”
The Rolling Stones will wrap up the UK leg of their tour at Twickenham stadium on June 19.