Madonna will ‘vigorously’ defend late concert lawsuit, representatives say

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Madonna’s representatives have said she will “vigorously” defend legal action brought by fans that were unhappy with the singer appearing two hours late for a show in December. 

Earlier this month, two fans sued Madonna after they attended her concert at Barclays Center in New York and the show started two hours later than stated.

The two fans said they would not have purchased tickets if they had known the concert would end so late.

“The shows opened in North America at Barclays in Brooklyn as planned, with the exception of a technical issue December 13th during soundcheck,” said promoter Live Nation and Madonna’s representatives, according to a report from the BBC.

“This caused a delay that was well documented in press reports at the time. We intend to defend this case vigorously.”

The case has been brought by fans Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, who attended the concert and noted that many ticket-holders had to get up early to go to work the next day, or take care of other responsibilities.

Fellows and Hadden are suing Live Nation and Barclays Center for “false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices”.