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New York fans sue Madonna for late concert start time

Two Madonna fans are supposedly suing the US vocalist for being reliably late by over two hours for a show last month in New York, as per court records.

The fans guarantee that the planned beginning time was 20:30 EST for every one of the three evenings, yet for each situation, the show didn't start until after 22:30, finishing up around 01:00.


If the fans had known that the show would end so late, the lawsuit says, they "would not have paid for tickets." The BBC has looked for remarks from Madonna, Live Country, and the Barclays Center, yet there has been no reaction at this point.

The case, brought by Michael Colleagues and Jonathan Hadden, states that "numerous ticketholders who went to shows on a weeknight needed to rise and shine right on time to go to work as well as deal with their family obligations the following day".

"False advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices" are the grounds for their lawsuit against promoter Live Nation and venue the Barclays Center.


Mr. Colleagues and Mr. Hadden went to the show on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. That's what the authoritative archives feature, as indicated by reports, different evenings at a similar setting on December 14 and 16 likewise started over two hours late.

According to the document, "Defendants failed to provide any notice to the ticketholders that the concerts would start much later than the start time printed on the ticket and as advertised," which led to ticketholders waiting for hours.



The court papers likewise say Madonna "has a long history of showing up and beginning her shows late, in some cases a few hours late", refering to models including "her 2016 Revolutionary Heart Visit, her 2019-2020 Madame X Visit, and earlier visits, where Madonna constantly began her shows more than two hours late".

The offended parties are apparently suing for unknown harms. This legitimate activity follows an example where fans have communicated disappointment with the vocalist's lateness for her shows. In a past episode in 2019, a fan recorded a claim over a deferral for a US show, yet the case was deliberately excused a month after the fact, as detailed by ABC News.


Around the same time, Madonna had shared a post of her live in front of an audience, in which she told fans: " There's something that all of you really want to comprehend. That is, a queen never runs late.

Madonna's sold-out Festival visit was a gathering of her most prominent hits, highlighting in excess of 40 tunes from her renowned lifetime. The visit expected to commend the 40th commemoration of her breakout single, "Occasion," and spread over different scenes in the US, Canada, and Europe.



The vocalist confronted a wellbeing alarm the previous summer when she was tracked down oblivious in her New York condo in June. Madonna was hence hurried to the medical clinic, where she got therapy for a serious bacterial contamination. Following the wellbeing occurrence, she offered thanks for being alive however needed to delay the beginning of the visit from July to October of that very year.

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