Madonna fans sue over delayed start to concert

Madonna fans sue over delayed start to concert

Madonna fans say they had to get up early for work but went to bed later than expected due to her tardiness... 

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Two concertgoers are not impressed that a Madonna show started two hours late. 

Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden attended the New York leg of the 65-year-old's 'Celebration Tour' in December.

While the pair were thrilled to see the music icon in action, they were left fuming when the show started later than expected. 

They are suing tour promoter Live Nation and Barclays Center - the venue where the show was held - for "false advertising". 

"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 resulted in the ticketholders waiting for hours," court documents state, according to the BBC

According to Michael and Jonathan, the show was supposed to start at 20:30, but only got underway two hours later. The concert reportedly ended at 01:00. 

They say they would not have bought tickets if they knew the show would start after 22:30. The late start was seen as an inconvenience as "many ticketholders who attended concerts on a weeknight had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day".

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The lawsuit also noted that Madonna's two other shows at the venue did not start on time. 

It's unclear how much they are suing for. 

Michael and Jonathan are not the only fans upset over Madonna's tardiness. Several concertgoers took to social media after her New York shows in December to complain. 

"Concert supposed to start at 8:30. Madonna started at 11pm. Whole arena chanting bulls*** at her lateness. Great show but went way too late," Page Six quoted one fan as saying. 

Other stars who have come under fire for being late to their shows include Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill. 

"They say, 'She's late. She's late a lot.' Y'all lucky I make it on this blood ras stage every night," she said during one of her shows in November last year. 

READ MORE: Lauryn Hill defends being constantly late to shows


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