Madonna may have to rethink her future performances in the Sunshine State after a man filed a lawsuit over a concert that is yet to even go down.
According to NBC News, Nate Hollander filed a federal lawsuit in Miami-Dade County against the singer and concert promoter Live Nation. Hollander claims he purchased three tickets totaling $1,024.95 for Madonna's "Madame X Tour" at the Fillmore Miami Beach concert venue, which is set for December 17, 2019. The suit claims that when Hollander originally bought the tickets, the concert was scheduled for 8:30 PM, however, he claims Madonna has a "long history of arriving and starting her concerts late," and points out that the time for the show has now been updated to begin at 10:30 PM.
Hollander states that the new concert time will be impossible to attend, because "Ticketholders had to work and go to school the next day, which prevented them from attending a concert that would end at around 1:00 a.m."
He says he tried to get a refund, but the box office refused, so he was forced to resell the tickets on Ticketmaster for a net loss.
"Due to the change in the start times ... all tickets purchased by Hollander and all class members suffered an extreme loss in value, making it impossible for Hollander and all class members to recover the amount paid for said tickets by reselling them."
Hollander is suing for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation and seeking unspecified damages.
Issues With Time?
The class-action lawsuit against Madonna isn't the first time the Material Girl has been accused of tardiness, and even a recent concert in Las Vegas ended up with a ton of upset fans.
Last Thursday, her "Madame X" show was set for a 10:30 PM start time at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Thursday night, but fans claimed the singer didn't hit the stage until 12:30 AM. Fans reportedly booed Madonna when she finally did show up, and hundreds of refunds were demanded. Some fans even took to Twitter to express their frustration over the late start.
"Complete waste of money! Horrible show. [Madonna] is completely disrespectful to audience starting so late. Lost a fan," one person wrote.
Another commented, "You were seriously late to the show your fans payed [sic] good $ to see = disrespectfulFans were walking out, if you can’t see that’s a problem you’ve a big problem on your hands."
Those that didn't roast Madge over her tardiness definitely went off about her alleged lackluster performance.
"Just saw the Madonna X concert at Caesars Palace & do not have one good thing to post. It was not a concert. She lacked energy, focused on her political views & world issues. We expect entertainment and not listen to personal opinion. Shame on Madonna," one unhappy fan explained.
61-year-old Madonna had apparently had enough of all the bashing from the fans following the federal lawsuit, and she chose to address the complaints at her show Friday night in Las Vegas.
"Here’s something you all need to understand ... And that is, that the queen is never late.”