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Madonna responds to lawsuit over delays in her concerts

Madonna finally responded to a class action lawsuit filed against her that accuses her of starting her concerts late, EFE highlighted. The singer argued in her defense that “her true followers know that she always goes on stage later than the scheduled time,” said the media, citing the TMZ portal.

The singer of hits like 'Like a Virgin' and 'Frozen' is immersed in her international tour 'The Celebration Tour'. In this context, she was denounced for starting several of her concerts in New York later than the officially announced time.

The lawsuit was filed by Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden. They launched a legal battle last December against the Queen of Pop, the Live Nation company as organizer of the tour and the Barclays Center as the venue for the show. In it, they accuse the group of “intolerable, unfair and/or deceptive commercial practices.”

More than two hours later

Both men alleged that both the concert brochure and promotion for the tour's three December concerts in New York specified that the show would begin at 20:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m.) local time. However, the show started after 22:40 p.m. (10:40 p.m.).

Madonna is now taking action against that lawsuit. According to documents obtained by TMZ, the artist argues that her “followers understand how her concerts work. That is to say, she tells the portal, “she is late, and the time she appears printed on the concert tickets is not an indication of when she will actually take the stage.

Likewise, they highlight that the document points out: “If a fan is familiar enough with Madonna's show history, they know that her performances last two hours and 15 minutes. They would also know that she typically comes on stage after the time listed on the ticket (after an opening act, a set change, etc.) and sings late into the night.”

More angry fans

These are not the only lawsuits against the artist during her current tour. In fact, last April, Elizabeth Halper-Asefi, Mary Conoboy and Nestor Monte Jr. accused the artist and Live Nation of having engaged in deceptive business practices by intentionally delaying the start of her shows.

In addition to that, a few days ago another follower (identified as Justen Lipeles) sued the vocalist and her team of dancers and musicians in California because “the audience was forced to see topless women on stage simulating sexual acts,” as stated. as shown in the videos he attached in his complaint.

The international tour with which Madonna celebrates her 40 years of career began in October 2023 in London and will end on April 26 in Mexico City.

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