Will it rain during tonight's Rolling Stones show?


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When Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was leaving a Minneapolis bookstore Monday, the music icon – keenly aware of the forecast – had one request for the shop's owner: "Think dry."

TCF Bank Stadium does not have a roof. So whatever the weather decides to do Wednesday night during the Rolling Stones' highly anticipated concert, that's what everyone is stuck with.

So will it storm during the 8 p.m. show tonight?

This answer is: maybe. But as of 6 p.m., the outlook was looking a little bit brighter.

This radar image from 5:30 p.m. showed one strip of raining nearing the Twin Cities – with nothing immediately coming in behind it.

The Star Tribune's Brian Nelson concurs, saying it looks like the rain will continue into the early evening, but dissipate by the time the concert starts.

Could the concert be canceled? MPR reports a university spokesperson said rain won't force a call-off – but lightning would.

If you're planning ahead, keep this in mind:

But enough about the weather – what else is going on with the Rolling Stones?

What tracks will they play?

The band's Minneapolis performance will only be its third of the Zip Code tour, so here's what you can expect based on (not very much) past information.

The Stones' most recent show was May 30 in Ohio. According to setlist.fm, the band kicked things off with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and – arguably – saved some of their most popular songs for the final stretch.

But it did include the band's first performance of "Hang On Sloopy" in nearly 50 years, Rolling Stone says.

Click here to see that full setlist.

It varied a bit, especially in the first half, from the San Diego gig that started the tour May 24. Rolling Stone has that setlist here.

Odds and ends

Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Wednesday "Rolling Stones Day" in Minnesota.

While Jagger chose to visit a bookstore on Monday, his bandmate, drummer Charlie Watts, apparently went to Mall of America.

Watts also went to the Dakota Jazz Club Tuesday evening, the Star Tribune says – on his 74th birthday no less – and even sat in on drums with Band 2 to play "Ruby Tuesday." Band 2 includes a few Rolling Stones sidemen and some Twin Cities musicians, the paper notes.

Jagger and Watts apparently visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts together Tuesday as well.

Want some Minnesota-themed Rolling Stones gear? You can get some maroon and gold merch online.

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