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Madonna sued over late concert start by fans who ‘had to get up early’ the next morning | Madonna

Two New York City fans of Madonna are suing the singer for delaying the start of her concert because they “had to get up early to go to work” the next morning.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden say they bought tickets to Madonna's Dec. 13 performance at Barclays Center as part of her Celebration Tour. claims.

The show was advertised as starting at 8:30 p.m., but the 65-year-old musician didn't take the stage until after 10:30 p.m., according to the complaint.

By the time the two concertgoers left just after 1 a.m., they were “stranded in the middle of the night” and faced “limited public transportation, ride-sharing restrictions, and/or increased public and private transportation costs.” faced.”

The late ending of the weeknight programming also affected their ability to “meet family responsibilities the next day,” the complaint alleges.

Fellows and Hadden have accused Madonna, Barclays Center and tour promoter Live Nation of “unconscionable, unfair and/or deceptive trade practices” for the delayed start times, which The two claim that this is a breach of contract and amounts to “false and abusive behavior.” advertisement”.

The lawsuit seeks class action status against attendees of other delayed Celebration shows, including Madonna's next two concerts in New York on Dec. 14 and 16.

Delays are not uncommon in the world of live music. Madonna herself is facing similar lawsuits. In 2019, a Florida fan claimed Madonna breached her contract by showing up late to her tour. And again in 2020, in a lawsuit filed by two concertgoers in New York.

Both cases were later voluntarily dismissed.

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Madonna's current Celebration Tour was rescheduled from last July after she was hospitalized with a bacterial infection. The tour continues until its final destination in Mexico in April.

Madonna, Live Nation and Barclays Center have been contacted for comment.

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