Madonna in Legal Hot Water! Fans File Lawsuit After Outrageous Concert Delay Drama

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Pop icon Madonna is facing legal action from two New York City men, Michael Fellows of Brooklyn and Jonathan Hadden of the Bronx, who allege that the singer’s “Celebration” tour concert at Barclays Center on December 13 began significantly later than advertised, causing them inconvenience and increased transportation costs. The duo purchased tickets with an indicated start time of 8:30 p.m., but Madonna reportedly took the stage sometime after 10:45 p.m., leading to a post-concert exit at 1 a.m.

In the lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday, Fellows and Hadden are suing Madonna, Live Nation, and Barclays Center for “unconscionable, unfair, and deceptive trade practices,” asserting that the public was misled about the concert’s start time. The plaintiffs claim a breach of contract, arguing that Madonna’s history of late arrivals at previous concerts should have been taken into account when promoting the advertised start time.

The lawsuit seeks class-action status, suggesting that other “Celebration” tour attendees may have experienced similar delays. Fellows and Hadden are pursuing unspecified damages for what they perceive as a violation of the promised start time and resulting inconvenience.

According to the legal filing, Madonna’s purported difficulty in ensuring a timely or complete performance is emphasized, with the plaintiffs contending that the defendants were aware that specifying a start time constituted, at best, optimistic speculation.

Madonna’s “Celebration Tour” commenced in October at London’s O2 Arena after an initial delay due to a medical scare. The singer had been scheduled to start the tour in July 2023 but had to postpone after being hospitalized in June for a serious bacterial infection.

This is not the first time Madonna has faced legal challenges regarding late concert starts. During her 2019 “Madame X” tour, she was sued multiple times for similar reasons. A Florida man filed a lawsuit in November 2019, but it was voluntarily dismissed a month later. In 2020, a pair of concertgoers in Brooklyn filed a similar suit, reaching an undisclosed settlement in July. The recent legal action echoes a pattern of complaints from fans dissatisfied with delayed start times during Madonna’s performances.

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