Madonna and Live Nation are responding to a lawsuit over the late start of one of her concerts.

Madonna and Live Nation are responding to a lawsuit over the late start of one of her concerts.

According to Billboard, Madonna’s management and Live Nation, the concert promoter, have announced that they will strongly defend against a lawsuit claiming that the singer caused harm to fans by starting her Celebration tour concerts in New York City late.

Recently, two supporters presented a group legal action against the celebrity, who is 65 years old, for purportedly beginning her three performances at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn two hours later than the scheduled time. This, they argue, violated her agreement with attendees who “had to wake up early for work” the following day.

The lawyers representing Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden state that the actions of the defendants not only violate their contracts, but also involve deliberate false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

Madonna and Live Nation released a statement together stating that the concerts in North America began as scheduled at Barclays in Brooklyn, with the exception of a technical problem during soundcheck on December 13. This resulted in a delay that was widely reported in the press. The representatives also affirmed their determination to strongly defend against this case.

Their reply mentioned that the first part of the tour in Europe received enthusiastic feedback. Some performances at the O2 Arena in London were either postponed or abbreviated due to reported technical difficulties.

Fellows and Hadden filed a lawsuit naming the venue as a defendant, claiming that they had anticipated the concert on December 13th to begin at 8:30pm and would not have purchased tickets if they had known it would not start until after 10:30pm.

The three defendants were charged with engaging in “unconscionable, unfair, and/or deceptive trade practices” due to the delayed start time. The plaintiffs claim that this is a violation of the contract and a deliberate act of false advertising.

The defendants did not inform ticket holders that the concerts would begin significantly later than the time stated on the ticket and advertised. The lawsuit also stated that due to Madonna’s previous history of starting concerts late, the organizers should have been aware of a potential delay and warned attendees.

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According to the men, after the concert ended at 1am, certain ticket holders were unable to find transportation due to limited options and expensive car services. They also stated that the weekday concert required them to wake up early for work or family obligations the following day.