MUSIC legend Bob Dylan is returning to Australia for a series of concerts across the country, starting in August.

The Nobel prize winner last performed in Australia in 2014 when he spent a month playing at sold-out gigs.

Dylan, who will turn 77 on May 24, will begin his latest Aussie tour in Perth on August 8 before performances in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Brisbane.

What is Bob Dylan's best album?

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Highway 61 Revisited

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Time Out of Mind

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Desire

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Positively 4th Street

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He will then head to New Zealand for shows in Auckland and Christchurch.

Dylan released his 38th studio album, Triplicate, in 2017. However, fans can expect to experience music spanning across the music icon's career.

He has sold more than 100 million records globally and has released more than 50 albums. Dylan has also been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan played to an enormous crowd at the Mojo Tent who were spilling out the sides and dancing on the top of dustbins, enjoying the music provided at the 22nd Annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay in 2011. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Bob Dylan played to an enormous crowd at the Mojo Tent who were spilling out the sides and dancing on the top of dustbins, enjoying the music provided at the 22nd Annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay in 2011. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Tickets for the shows in Australia will go on sale on May 23 at 9am. During his career, Dylan has sold more than 100 million albums around the world, collected 11 Grammys and an Academy Award.

In April last year, he ended months of uncertainty when he accepted the 2016 Nobel prize in literature, becoming the first songwriter to do so.

He was also awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012.



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