Two Madonna fans in New York City are suing the pop star for starting her concert late, claiming that they “had to get up early to go to work” the next morning.
In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden say they bought tickets to a 13 December show at Barclays Center as part of Madonna’s Celebration tour.
The show was advertised to start at 8.30pm, but the 65-year-old musician did not take the stage until after 10.30pm, according to the lawsuit.
By the time the two concertgoers left after 1am, they were “left stranded in the middle of the night” and “confronted with limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and/or increased public and private transportation costs”.
It was reportedly stated that those attending the weeknight show ‘had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day’.
The documents claim, via the outlet, that Madonna also made a late appearance at her shows on December 14 and December 16, at the same venue, alleging that the actions ‘constitute not just a breach of their contracts’, but a ‘wanton exercise in false advertising’ and ‘negligent misrepresentation.’
It has not been made clear what damages Fellows and Hadden are seeking.
Madonna has not addressed the lawsuit publicly but is due to perform tonight at the Bell Centre in Quebec.
She will be returning to New York next week for three performances at Madison Square Garden, before taking the Celebration tour to Chicago at the beginning of February.