Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, the plaintiffs, claim the artist was over two hours late for the concert they were at.
Two admirers of Madonna's who went to her concert in New York City are suing her, claiming that both she and the event planners gave false information about the start time of the performance.
Plaintiffs Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Eastern New York, alleging that the 65-year-old "Vogue" singer, Live Nation, and Barclays Centre have engaged in "unconscionable, unfair, and/or deceptive trade practices."
Barclays, Live Nation, Madonna's agents, and the two fans who filed the lawsuit have all been contacted by ET.
Fellows and Hadden claim they were shocked when the singer did not appear on stage until "between 10:45 p.m. and 11:00 p.m." on December 13, despite the fact that the show was scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. on the schedule of Madonna's Celebration Tour in Brooklyn.
They also allege that the performances at Barclays Centre on December 14 and December 16 began more than two hours late.
Additionally, they claim they were not informed in advance of the concert's later start time.
According to court documents that ET was able to obtain, the two men who are both residents of New York claim that the concert ended later than one in the morning due to the purported two-hour delay, which led to problems with "limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and/or increased public and private transportation costs."
Fellows and Henderson further assert that because the event took place on a weeknight, the supposed delay meant that they "had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day" on less sleep.
The singer's "long history of arriving and starting her concerts late, sometimes several hours late" is attributed to the two fans, and they claim that this problem has followed her on past tours, such as the 2016 Rebel Heart Tour and the 2019–2020 Madame X Tour.
The two contend that Madonna is encouraging a "exercise in false advertising" and "negligent misrepresentation" by virtue of her purported tardiness.
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In addition to a jury trial, they are requesting "damages, statutory damages, treble damages, exemplary damages, costs and attorneys' fees."
The complaint was filed many months after Madonna declared that the Celebration Tour, which had been delayed because of a medical stay in the summer, would go forward in October.
The Celebration Tour began in Europe on December 13 at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, where the plaintiffs in the case attended.
The tour then continued to North America with four sold-out gigs at the O2 in London.