Madonna Faces Legal Action for Late Concert Starts in New York
On January 17, Madonna fans Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden filed a lawsuit against the pop singer, Live Nation and the Barclays Center.
The lawsuit accuses Madonna of "false advertising, negligent misrepresentation and unfair and deceptive trade practices" related to her December concerts in Brooklyn.
The legal action claims that Madonna's concerts in Brooklyn started over two hours late, causing inconvenience to concertgoers who faced challenges with limited transportation options and increased costs due to the late hours.
The lawsuit highlights instances of Madonna's past tardiness both in earlier tours and the recent "Celebration Tour" concerts in Boston and Washington D.C.
According to Setlist.fm, a crowd-sourced concert-tracking website, Madonna typically starts her shows around three hours after the venue doors open.
Setlist.fm recorded start times of 10:50 p.m. on December 13 and 10:20 p.m. on December 14 and 16 for the Brooklyn concerts in question.
The lawsuit emphasizes the impact on attendees many of whom had work or family responsibilities the following morning.
As of January 18, representatives for Madonna, Live Nation and the Barclays Center have not responded to requests for comment.