Madonna fan is suing the Queen of Pop for starting her concerts too late. Yes, really

Josh Milton November 11, 2019
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Madonna performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp)

Madonna performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. (Kevin Mazur/Getty)

A Florida man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Madonna after she kicked-off one of her concerts two hours later than sold.

At her Miami Beach gig, the Madam X singer was scheduled to appear at 8:30pm.

Disgruntled fan Nate Hollander, however, was informed he’d be left waiting until 10:30pm until she would take to the stage on November 4.

NBC News reported that Hollander spent $1,024.95 for three tickets to Madonna’s tour at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

Madonna ticket-holder attempted to get refund to no avail, lawsuit claimed.

Promoter Live Nation informed gig-goers that the start time had been pushed back by two hours, meaning that it would not end until around 1am.

The complaint continued that Hollander did not wish to stay that late to see the 61-year-old musician and that Live Nation would not refund him.

Madonna kneeling on stage wearing her Madame X eyepatch
Madonna performs at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. (Michael Campanella/Getty)

“Ticket-holders had to work and go to school the next day, which prevented them from attending a concert that would end at around 1:00am,” the suit claimed.

“Hollander attempted, without success, to obtain a refund for the three tickers purchased for the Madonna concert.”

As a result, Hollander attempted to flog his tickets on Ticketmaster, he alleged.

But, with the starting time slated for later in the night, the suit claimed that fewer people would be interested in buying tickets. As a result, ticket worth was reduced meaning that Hollander would be unusable to recoup the money lost.

‘The queen is never late’, declares Madonna.

Hollander filed the claim in federal court in Miami-Dade County last week.

Furthermore, he is suing for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation and is seeking damages.

The claim comes after Madonna’s new album tour began in New York, similarly, two hours later than scheduled.

Some aggrieved fans jumped back onto their mobiles – after gig organisers asked them to lock them in air-tight pouches – to express their annoyance at the delay.

Madonna and her team have not issued a formal response to the lawsuit.

Yet, at a gig last week in Las Vegas, she stood to the stage and told the packed venue: “Here’s something for you to understand.

“The queen is never late.”

Related topics: Law, madame x, Madonna

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