Madonna sued by fans AGAIN amid claims she arrived hours late on-stage

Madonna sued by fans AGAIN amid claims she arrived hours late on-stage… three months after ANOTHER attendee launched identical lawsuit

  • Singer, 61, is the subject of a lawsuit amid claims she was late for her Madame X shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 21 and October 1
  • TMZ reports fans claim the iconic songstresses’ tardiness reduced the value of the tickets and that concert promoter Live Nation denied a refund 
  • The pair claim the delays left them stranded when the shows finished in the early hours of the morning because they missed scheduled trains or other rides home 
  • In November 2019, a fan in Florida named Nate Hollander, sued Madonna after the singer changed her set times for her gig on December 17 in Miami Beach 
  • Madonna is currently on the London leg of her Madame X tour, with fans taking to social media to praise the show 

Madonna is being sued by two fans for reportedly being late on-stage.

The Vogue hitmaker, 61,  is the subject of a class-action lawsuit from Antonio Velotta and Andrew Panos, who claimed they waited hours past the advertised start time of her Madame X shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 21 and October 1.

TMZ reports the pair also allege the iconic songstresses’ tardiness reduced the value of the tickets and that concert promoter Live Nation denied a refund on the tickets. 

Drama: Madonna is being sued by two fans for reportedly being late on-stage (pictured performing in Las Vegas in May 2019)

The pair pointed to similar delays at other shows in the suit, in which they have named both Madonna and promoters Live Nation.

Legal documents stated: ‘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 advertised start time was 8.30pm but the September show allegedly didn’t begin until three hours later, while in October, Madonna took to the stage at 10.40pm – more than two hours late.

Lawsuit: Madonna, 61, is the subject of a class-action lawsuit from Antonio Velotta and Andrew Panos, who claimed they waited hours past the advertised start time of her Madame X shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 21 and October 1 (pictured May 2016)

The pair claim the delays left them stranded when the shows finished in the early hours of the morning because they missed scheduled trains or other rides home, 

They also said the unannounced hold-up – which they maintain Madonna admitted was her fault – ruined their plans for the following day.

And due to a ban on phone usage at the concerts, the men say they were unable to arrange alternative ways of getting home.

The pair are seeking damages and lawyer fees and are suing for breach of contract, loss of value, false advertisement and negligent misrepresentation.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Madonna and Live Nation for comment. 

Madonna is currently on the London leg of her Madame X tour, with fans taking to social media to praise the show. 

Delays: The advertised start time was 8.30pm but the September show allegedly didn’t begin until three hours later, while in October, Madonna took to the stage at 10.40pm – more than two hours late (pictured May 2019)

Madonna was spotted exiting the London Palladium theatre, following her latest performance, days after taking to Instagram to announce that two more of her shows in the capital had been called off on doctors’ orders.   

In November 2019, a fan in Florida named Nate Hollander, sued Madonna after the singer changed her set times for her gig on December 17 in Miami Beach

He explained in court documents he had bought three tickets for a December gig back in August, which was scheduled to begin at 8.30pm.

However, after she later switched her start times to 10.30pm, he claimed that made the tickets much less valuable and he had been denied a refund on the $1,024.95 he had paid.

Uh oh: In November 2019, a fan in Florida named Nate Hollander, sued Madonna after the singer changed her set times for her gig on December 17 in Miami Beach (pictured performing in Brooklyn)

He says he paid $1,024.95 for three tickets and that his attempt to get a refund was rebuffed, and now some like-minded customers are joining him in a lawsuit.                

Madonna had been arriving late to shows on her current Madame X tour, which takes its title from her latest studio album.

Her gig in November at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was meant to start at 10:30pm, but she did not manage to hit the stage until past midnight, FOX5 Vegas reports.

Trouble: The pop icon reset the start time of multiple tour dates from 8:30pm to 10:30pm, to the fury of  Hollander; pictured onstage in Chicago

One attendee wrote on Twitter: ‘Well I think Madonna is the first concert I’ve been to where people were booing and chanting ‘refund.”

The show did not wrap up until 2:45am and a Wonderwall insider said that ‘over 500 refunds’ were given to disappointed concertgoers.

Her previous tour brought a raft of similar stories – including that she was more than four hours behind schedule arriving to a concert in Melbourne in March 2016.

Madonna appeared onstage at 12:50am for a show that was supposed to start at 8:30pm, and she eventually wrapped up slightly shy of 3:00am, according to CBS.

When she got to Brisbane she was so late to her show that by the time concertgoers got out of the arena they had missed the last train, Billboard reported.

There were rumors she was drunk onstage during the Australian leg of that tour but she denied as much on Instagram.

‘Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don’t know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk,’ she said. 

‘And yes underlying all of this is sexism and mysongony which proves that not only do we not get equal pay bUt we are still treated like heretics if we step out of line and think outside the box! . Sexism is alive and kicking but i am #livingforlove.’

There she is: Madonna is pictured onstage during a 2012 concert in Tel Aviv, for which she was 45 minutes late according to The Hollywood Reporter

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