Bob Dylan returning to Perth to play Perth Arena

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12:  Musician Bob Dylan performs onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images   for VH1)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Musician Bob Dylan performs onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

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

The Blowin’ In The Wind singer, songwriter and Nobel prize winner last performed in Australia in 2014 when he spent a month playing at sold-out gigs.

Dylan, 76, will begin his latest Aussie tour in Perth at Perth Arena on August 8 before performances in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and Brisbane.

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

Tickets for the shows in Australia will go on sale on May 23.

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.