Madonna Reportedly Sued for Starting Concerts Late
An amusing story about Madonna caught my eye, and I just had to share it.
The entertainer is being sued by two fans in New York for having started her concerts hours after their scheduled starting time.
Madonna’s management team has already stated they plan on fighting the suits.
Your Time Means Nothing
I have to say, I am very much behind the fans on this one.
There is nothing more infuriating than being at a place for a scheduled appointment only to be kept waiting.
We all see this at doctor’s offices, and it happens quite frequently for shows as well, far too often, actually, so it is nice to see someone pushing back.
Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden have now filed a suit against Madonna and Live Nation, her concert organizer.
The filing claims that Madonna’s shows at the Barclays Center on December 13, 14, and 16 were all scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m., but the show did not actually start until 10:30 p.m.
Their suit claims the delay is a "wanton exercise in false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.”
Live Nation and Madonna’s representatives fired back, “Madonna just completed and sold out her 2023 Celebration Tour in Europe - which received rave reviews.
“The shows opened in North America at Barclays in Brooklyn as planned, with the exception of a technical issue December 13th during soundcheck. This caused a delay that was well documented in press reports at the time. We intend to defend this case vigorously.”
The two fans, who spent more than $450 collectively on their tickets, are suing for unspecified damages.
Madonna could be in for a fight on this one, as she does have a history of starting her shows late.
All you need to do is follow her on social media on show night and you can see how many fans complain about the late starts.
If Madonna loses this case, you better believe it will have a massive impact on shows, likely raising ticket prices even higher than they are to protect themselves against losing suits.