Madonna Is Getting Sued over Concert Start Times (Again)
A new lawsuit has been filed against the singer and Live Nation
Published Feb 03, 2020After a Florida man sued Madonna last November for changing her set times, a pair of New York concertgoers have filed a similar suit of their own after the pop icon took the stage late at two performances in Brooklyn.
As Page Six reports, Antonio Velotta and Andrew Panos claim they were forced to wait hours past advertised set times for Madonna to take the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 21 and October 1.
Legal documents obtained by the site show the performances on Madonna's Madame X tour were slated to begin at 8:30 p.m., though the singer ended up beginning the September show at 11:30 p.m., and the October show at 10:40 p.m.
The plaintiffs' class-action suit names both Madonna and concert promoter Live Nation, alleging false advertising and breach of contract. Additionally, Velotta and Panos claim that the late start times made their tickets "worthless," and that earlier shows on the tour suffered similar delays.
"By the time of the concerts' announcements, Madonna had demonstrated flippant difficulty in ensuring a timely or complete performance, and Live Nation was aware that any statement as to a start time for a show constituted, at best optimistic speculation," the lawsuit states.
Late November also saw Madonna cancel three tour dates due to "overwhelming pain." You can find her current European itinerary here.