Earlier this month legendary American songwriter Bob Dylan announced a string of arena shows for his Australian tour later in the year.

Dylan's first show at Margaret Court Arena almost sold out and now a second show at the venue – on Tuesday August 14 – has been announced.

Dylan has more than 50 releases to his name including The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde and Blood on the Tracks. In recent years the singer has dedicated himself to the songs of others; he has produced three well-regarded records of covers. Last year’s Triplicate was Dylan's take on 30 classic American songs.

Dylan was in the headlines when he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 2016 – the first songwriter to be honoured in this way. But it took the singer months to acknowledge the prize. Dylan eventually apologised for his silence and received the award in a private ceremony in April 2017. Dylan has also been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Dylan last toured Australia in 2014 for a sold-out run of theatre shows.

Tickets for the second show go on sale Friday May 25, 10am.

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Bob Dylan 2018 Melbourne Shows
Mon August 13 and Tue August 14 – Margaret Court Arena