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Madonna's management and tour producers have responded to a recent lawsuit filed by two New York City men who were unhappy that one of the shows of her “Celebration” tour started approximately two hours after the start time listed on their tickets.
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“The North American shows opened at the Barclays in Brooklyn as planned, except for a technical issue on December 13 during sound check,” Madonna's tour company Live Nation and Madonna's management said in a statement. This caused a delay that was well documented in press reports at the time. We are determined to defend this case vigorously.”
The December 14 show also started late, starting after 10:00 PM local time after the announced start time of 8:30 PM.
Both shows took place two months after the launch of the Celebration Tour in Europe. The October date in London also started late.
Michael Fellows and Jonathan Haden accused Madonna, Live Nation and Barclays Stadium of committing “unreasonable, unfair and/or deceptive business practices” by listing 8:30pm as the start time. The couple also complained that the show ended at 1pm, as they “had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day.”
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