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Bob Dylan announces Arena show
Elvis Costello to open for folk-rock legend

DULUTH - Two of the most influential rock artists of the 20th century are scheduled to play at the Gwinnett Arena next month.

Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

Dylan has performed almost continuously since 1988 as part of what fans affectionately call his "Never Ending Tour." The aging musician turned 66 earlier this year, and he played almost 100 shows in 2006. Dylan has played almost 2,000 shows in the Never Ending Tour.

The Arena officially announced Dylan was coming to Duluth on Wednesday, just five weeks before the show.

"It's not unusual for tickets to only be on sale for a month," said Julia Karrenbauer, an Arena spokeswoman. "It depends on each show. Christina Aguilera tickets were on sale for six months, but some are only on sale for a month-and-a-half."

Opening for Dylan will be Costello, a rock artist who reflects Dylan's lyrical style and has collaborated with him before, and singer-songwriter Amos Lee.

Lee made his debut on tour with Norah Jones in 2004. Since then, his songs have been featured on popular shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "Brothers and Sisters," "House" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." His latest CD, "Supply and Demand," released in October, peaked at No. 76 on the Billboard charts.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets will range in price from $39.50 to $69.50.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Arena at 770-813-7600, or visit www.gwinnettcenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com.