Nobel Prize winning songwriter Bob Dylan is touring Australia again

Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty ImagesBob Dylan performs in 2012

American music legend Bob Dylan will tour Australia and New Zealand from August this year, in his first visit since 2014.

The singer-songwriter, author, and painter, who was award the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, turns 77 next week.

He’ll kick off in Perth on August 8, followed by Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Brisbane, then Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand before the end of the month.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale next Monday, May 21, before general release on May 23. His 2014 tour was sold out.

Last month the artist launched a a range of whiskies – a Tennessee straight bourbon, a double-barrel finished blend of three whiskies and a straight rye – under the Heaven’s Door label.

Dylan’s career spans nearly 60 years and more than 50 albums. His most recent studio album, his 38th, Triplicate, features 30 US classics such as Stormy Weather, These Foolish Things and Sentimental Journey.

He now sold more than 100 million records globally.

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