Bob Dylan has teamed with Apple's iTunes Music Store to offer fans that pre-order his new album through the retailer first crack at tickets for shows on his fall tour, in tandem with Ticketmaster.

Bob Dylan has teamed with Apple's iTunes Music Store to offer fans that pre-order his new album through the retailer first crack at tickets for shows on his fall tour, in tandem with Ticketmaster.

As previously reported, "Modern Times" is due Aug. 29 via Columbia. Pre-order participants will receive a code for a Ticketmaster pre-sale the following day, giving them a week-plus jump on the Sept. 9 general public onsale. Tour dates have yet to be announced.

The iTunes version of "Modern Times" will feature five bonus Dylan videos: "Cold Irons Bound" (shot during the filming of "Masked & Anonymous"), "Blood in My Eyes," "Things Have Changed," "Love Sick" (from the 1998 Grammys) and "Jokerman."

In addition, Apple has created the mammoth Dylan digital boxed set "The Collection," featuring every song from his studio albums plus 42 rarities and an exclusive digital booklet. The box will sell for $199 and will also be available Aug. 29.

Dylan will begin his third annual summer tour of U.S. minor league baseball stadiums Saturday (Aug. 12) in Comstock Park, Mich.

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