Legendary US musician Bob Dylan to play two shows in New Zealand in August

Legendary American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will play two shows in New Zealand in August.

Chugg Entertainment has confirmed Dylan will play at Auckland's Spark Arena on Sunday 26 August and at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 28 August.

"In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable," Chugg Entertainment say in a statement.

"He is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, and his socially and politically charged singles, Blowin' In The Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin, are widely considered among the most important songs in modern music."

Dylan was last in New Zealand in 2014 where he played three shows.

LONDON - JUNE 18: Bob Dylan headlines the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park on June 18, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
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