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Madonna sued for ‘false advertising’ after starting Brooklyn concerts 2 hours late








Madonna and Live Nation have been sued by two fans for “false advertising” after the Queen of Pop started her shows late.

Concertgoers Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden argued in their class-action lawsuit obtained by TMZ Thursday that Madonna, 65, was not punctual during her “Celebration” tour stops at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The performances were supposed to start at 8:30 p.m. ET, but the “Like a Virgin” singer did not take the stage until 10:30 p.m.

Fellows and Hadden claimed Madonna showed up late to all three of her shows at the New York venue, which took place on Dec. 13, 14 and 16, 2023.

In the suit, the plaintiffs said the late starts constitute a “wanton exercise in false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.”

Madonna is facing a federal class action lawsuit because she allegedly started three New York City concerts later than scheduled, a delay that her accusers say caused real legal harm to ticket buyers who “had to get up early to go to work” the next day.

“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,” attorneys for the two men write.

Leaving Barclays Center after 1:00 a.m., the two men say ticket buyers were “left stranded in the middle of the night,” some “confronted with limited public transportation” options and others with increased prices for ride-share services. They also point out that the concert took place “on a weeknight,” meaning they “had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day.”

The lawsuit also includes a claim of so-called negligent misrepresentation, saying the concert organizers “knew or should have known” that the concerts would not start at 8:30 because of alleged past instances of Madonna taking the stage late — and should have warned fans.

“Madonna has a long history of arriving and starting her concerts late, sometimes several hours late,” attorneys for Fellows and Hadden write. “This history occurred throughout her 2016 Rebel Heart Tour, her 2019-2020 Madame X Tour, and prior tours, where Madonna continuously started her concerts over two hours late.”


They are suing for unspecified damages.



Reps for Madonna and Live Nation did not immediately return requests for comment.


However, a source close to Madonna told Page Six last month that the tardiness was due to technical issues that took place during her sound check.

In October, the “Vogue” singer kicked off her tour — which celebrates the four decades she has spent in the music industry — in London.

It was originally supposed to start in July 2023, but Madonna had to postpone it after being hospitalized for a “serious” bacterial infection.

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I only would like to know what they had in mind believing M would be punctual? Did they take seriously the "let's go to bed grandma" meme? I have only words from M to reply them if tis the question:


(Not wanting to play the devil's advocate as I really expect them a few coins from M - better saying, from LN since they can make her easily appear in time just like in the curfew country - after being left stranded in the dark making the devil pray.)

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3 minutes ago, MPowered said:


Don't go to a concert if you have to work the next day! Madonna is known to not show up on time. If you are aware of it and have a problem with it, don’t fucking go. But suing the artist you allegedly admire? Yeah fuck no.

People have illusions (and hopes to get some coins from their idols).

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This is gonna be interesting - factually it's correct the ticket indeed says start time of 8:30pm - but it'll come down to interpretation of what does that mean and what is a reasonable delay - given almost all artists never start at the advertised time.

The judge will need to consider if coming on at 10:45pm when the ticket advertised 8:30pm is a reasonable time/delay.

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21 minutes ago, WopaelWopael said:

I hope they win. There cant be a tecnical issue every fn night. Especially when they are rehearsing just moment before they open the doors and there is nobody publicly working or testing on anything.

Putting all my Madenergy into the lawsuit going Madonna's way and not these "fans" way

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3 minutes ago, Jackie said:

But also, what actually constitutes the start of a concert - does the pre band aka. Stuart Price DJ'ng mean the show has started? If so - it's irrelevant what time she actually comes on as the 'show' has started.

This is were the problem will lie.  No ticket says "Madonna will start" at 8:30.  It just says the "show starts" and the fact she provides an opening DJ, by 8:30 or shortly after, I can see this being thrown out.

I have to laugh because if these people were so upset to the point they would sue, why go to all three concerts?  And you can't tell me that they didn't know beforehand she would be late since most every show before was reported she didn't take the stage until 10 pm or after.  Not only that, this has been the case for the last several tours.  Even those who aren't big fans knew just word of mouth she wouldn't' be taking the stage until 10 pm.



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