Madonna Fans Sue the Queen of Pop

Richard A. Klass, representing plaintiffs, has given interviews and made media appearances about this case on outlets such as CNN, Fox, NBC, BBC and CBC.  Further news articles have appeared in a variety of publications including Forbes, Billboard, the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo!.  Some of these news stories are listed below (in reverse chronological order).

The New York Times:
Leather and Lace for the Queen of Pop

Madonna fans served up style tributes to their idol on a New York stop of her tour.

January 31, 2024

“…Fans shared their opinions about the lawsuit filed by two concertgoers against Madonna, who has become known as an unpunctual stage performer, accusing her of false advertising and negligent misrepresentation for going on late at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in December. (Her representatives said that they “intend to defend this case vigorously.”)…”

Daybreak Alberta with Paul Karchut

January 27, 2024
Weekend Water Cooler: upsetting the artist/fan contract

Madonna ‘vigorously’ defends late concert start lawsuit brought by fans

January 25, 2024

“Madonna will “vigorously defend” legal action brought by fans after she was more than two hours late for a show, her representatives have said.

The singer is being sued by two fans who attended her concert last month in New York….”

Los Angeles Times:
Madonna, Live Nation to ‘vigorously’ fight fan lawsuit about delayed Barclays show

January 25, 2024

Madonna and concert promoter Live Nation are pushing back against a lawsuit from disappointed fans who lamented the late start of her Celebration Tour launch in Brooklyn last month.

Two fans are suing Madonna for lateness. Could this case change the live music industry?

January 23, 2024

“When Madonna sang Express Yourself, it’s unlikely the pop juggernaut meant through a lawsuit. Two angry Madonna fans have done just that, though, taking legal action against the star – and in the process, they are putting the artist-fan relationship to the test.

“As reported on Friday, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden sued Madonna for starting a 13 December concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, more than two hours late. According to the suit, the plaintiffs allege the delay “left [them] stranded in the middle of the night”, where they encountered “limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and/or increased public and private transportation costs”. Barclays Center and Live Nation are also named in the suit, and Madonna’s representatives issued a statement that they “intend to defend this case vigorously.”…”

Fox 5:
Two Madonna fans sue

Posted January 23, 2024

“The suit claims false advertisement after the singer made fans wait hours for her to perform. FOX 5 NY’s Teresa Priolo has the latest.”

New York Magazine:
Can You Also Sue Madonna?

January 22, 2024

Madonna took the lyrics of “Hung Up” a little too literally last month, after the queen of pop started her trio of concerts at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center more than two hours late each night.”

Laura Coates Live

Posted January 20, 2024

“…two Madonna fans tell Laura Coates why they’re suing the singer for concert delays….”

Transcript available here.

Madonna sued by fans in New York over late concert start time

January 19, 2024

Two Madonna fans are suing the US singer for being late by more than two hours for a show last month in New York, according to court documents.

“They state the show was meant to start at 20:30 EST on all three nights, but in each case it did not begin until after 22:30, ending around 01:00….”

Yahoo! News:
Madonna sued by concert fans for her ‘difficulty ensuring timely performance’

January 19, 2024

“Fans of Madonna have filed a lawsuit alleging she started her gig in New York City more than two hours late.

“The 65-year-old megastar played concerts at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn for the North American leg of her Celebration tour in December which Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden attended….”

Madonna sued by fans for being late to her concerts

January 19, 2024

“Two fans have filed a lawsuit against Madonna, accusing her of “false advertising, negligent misrepresentation and unfair and deceptive trade practices” after she started her Celebration tour concerts hours late in Brooklyn last month.”

As It Happens with Nil Köksal, Chris Howden

Aired: January 19, 2024

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Global News:
Madonna sued by fans for starting New York concert over 2 hours late

Posted January 19, 2024

“…Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden on Wednesday initiated the lawsuit against Madonna, the tour promoter Live Nation and New York’s Barclays Center, where she performed.

“On the tickets purchased by Fellows and Hadden, Madonna’s sold-out Celebration Tour performance on Dec. 13, 2023 was scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. local time. The 65-year-old singer did not appear on stage until after 10:30 p.m….”

Madonna fans sue Material Girl and promoters after show begins 2 hours after ticketed start

January 18, 2024

From NBC News:

“Two Madonna fans filed a federal lawsuit against the iconic performer on Wednesday, accusing her of showing up hours late at a show last month and needlessly inconveniencing concertgoers….

“…That late finish left fans on the borderline of being stuck in Brooklyn with “limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing” options or “increased public and private transportation costs at that late hour,” said the civil complaint written by attorneys Richard Klass and Marcus Corwin….”

Madonna Sued Over Delayed Concert Starts by Fans Who ‘Had To Get Up Early To Go To Work’

January 18, 2024

“Lawyers for New York City ticket buyers say fans were “left stranded in the middle of the night” because the Brooklyn concerts started two hours later than advertised….”

“…Madonna is facing a federal class action lawsuit because she allegedly started three New York City concerts later than scheduled, a delay that her accusers say caused real legal harm to ticket buyers who “had to get up early to go to work” the next day….”

Madonna’s Own Fans Are Suing Her

January 18, 2024

“Fans are usually the ones who will do anything for the musicians they love. Die-hard followers will spend their money to support their favorite artists, but some of Madonna’s followers are actually doing the exact opposite following a bad experience at one of her recent concerts—they’re asking for an unspecified sum from one chart-topper.”

Madonna Sued for Late Concert Start Times; Fans Allege ‘Deceptive Trade Practices’ and ‘False Advertisement’

January 18, 2024

Madonna is being sued by a pair of her fans who claim the “Material Girl” is falsely promising a concert start time that she has repeatedly failed to meet.”

Madonna is being sued for starting her NYC concerts late

January 18, 2024

“Two fans of Madonna filed a lawsuit against the singer on Jan. 17, accusing her of “false advertising, negligent misrepresentation and unfair and deceptive trade practices,” after she started her Brooklyn, New York, concerts hours late in December.”

Richard A. Klass, Esq.
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Richard A. Klass, Esq., maintains a law firm engaged in civil litigation at 16 Court Street, 28th Floor, Brooklyn, New York. He may be reached at (718) COURT●ST or with any questions.

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