It is said that during a midweek performance, the Queen of Pop did not take the stage until 10.45 p.m.
The 65-year-old, according to Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, did not take the stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center until 10.45 p.m. on December 13, 2023, two hours and fifteen minutes after the scheduled start time of 8.30 p.m., according to NBC, a US partner site of Sky News.
Due to the delayed start, fans had to deal with “limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing” options, or “increased public and private transportation costs at that late hour,” according to a letter written by attorneys Richard Klass and Marcus Corwin. The show ended at around one in the morning.
The lawsuit continued by alleging that many attendees had to “get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day” because the show was on a Wednesday night.
Together with event promoters Live Nation and the Barclays Center, the Queen of Pop is named as a defendant under the name Madonna Louise Ciccone.
According to NBC, the lawsuit stated that Mr. Fellows and Mr. Hadden claimed they had “suffered actual harm” as a result of Madonna’s tardiness, which included “annoyance, harassment, time, frustration and anger,” among other things.
The performance was a part of the hitmaker’s Celebration Tour, which began in October of last year at London’s O2 Arena.
The tour, which was originally scheduled to start in Canada but was postponed after the singer contracted a serious bacterial infection in late June, commemorates the singer’s 40 years in the music business.
Throughout the rescheduled tour, delayed concert starts have been a recurring theme. The star will take the stage in Boston, Toronto, and Detroit in January between 9.50 and 10.30 p.m.