Bob Dylan has announced a UK stadium tour for 2017.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

The 75-year-old music legend is to jet across the pond in May to perform a short run of dates, kicking off at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on May 3 and concluding at London's SSE Arena Wembley on May 9.

The tour announcement follows the release of his 37th studio LP 'Fallen Angels', being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and two Grammy nominations for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his latest record and Best Historical Album, for 'The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12'.

Meanwhile, the 'Like a Rolling Stone' hitmaker previously confirmed he will not be attending the ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday (10.12.16) to collect his accolade.

Instead, fellow musician Patti Smith, 69, is to go in his place.

The punk poet will perform Dylan's 1962 hit 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'.

Dylan will reportedly still be involved by delivering a speech, but not a lecture like previous recipients have given.

The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer took two weeks to accept his nomination for the prize, leading one Academy member to call him "impolite and arrogant" when he failed to return their calls.

When the star finally addressed his win, he said: "Absolutely [I will go to the ceremony]. If it's at all possible.

"It's hard to believe. [It's] amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?"

Bob Dylan's 2017 UK Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed May 03 2017 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Thu May 04 2017 - BOURNEMOUTH BIC

Fri May 05 2017 - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Sun May 07 2017 - GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium

Mon May 08 2017 - LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Tue May 09 2017 - LONDON SSE Arena Wembley

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