The worst thing about Madonna’s latest tour – of the few cons we found – is that the artist appears on stage systematically late every night. A constant of hers since her 2012 tour, ‘MDNA Tour’. The daily delay ranges between approximately 45 and 120 minutes and two fans in New York have said enough.
The fans are named Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden and claim they found themselves stranded in Brookyn at 1am, with “limited public transportation options”, after the Barclay Center shows, when they also had to work the next morning. They sue Madonna for “breach of contract, false advertising, negligent misrepresentation and unfair and deceptive commercial practices” for having announced that her concerts would begin at 8:30 p.m. The artist started after 10:30 p.m., for example, on December 13.
Michael and Jonathan claim that they would not have bought tickets if they had known the true time of the show and accuse the promoter for not warning fans of the real time, even though delays are daily. It is alleged, as Billboard reports, “breach of contract, violation of New York trade practices, false advertising laws, and various other forms of wrongdoing, including unjust enrichment.” Their lawyers expressly cite the precedents of the ‘Rebel Heart’ and ‘Madame X’ tours as evidence.
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