The world’s biggest female pop stars will take their rivalry to the UK box office next summer after it was revealed that Taylor Swift’s tour dates will clash with those of Katy Perry.

Swift announced she will perform three Reputation dates in the UK and Ireland between June 8 and June 27 next year, with tickets to go on sale via Ticketmaster on December 1. Perry will also be heading to the UK as part of her eight-date Witness tour from June 14 to June 25.

Despite only playing three gigs, Swift will perform in front of almost 220,000 fans, which is 93,000 more than Perry will on her eight-date tour.

While the pair will not play in the same city at the same time, Swift’s June 22 gig at Wembley is on the same day as Perry plays Manchester Arena. Swift will also play Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 8 and Dublin’s Croke Park on June 15.

Perry will also play in Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle.

The duo reportedly fell out four years ago after a group of backing dancers agreed to leave Swift’s tour early to take part in Perry’s schedule.

Swift’s use of Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system was criticised recently when it was announced that fans who participate in “boost activities”, such as spending money on official merchandise, would have a greater chance of securing tickets.

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