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Madonna Is Being Sued by Two Fans Claiming She Started Her Concert over 2 Hours Late

A lawsuit was filed against the Queen of Pop in New York on Thursday, regarding the start time of her Celebration Tour concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

<p>Kevin Mazur/WireImage</p> Madonna performing during The Celebration Tour in London in October 2023

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Madonna performing during The Celebration Tour in London in October 2023

Madonna is being sued by two fans after allegedly starting her concert late.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, a lawsuit was filed against the Queen of Pop, 65, in New York on Thursday by two concert-goers who are accusing her of “false advertising” after her Celebration Tour show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in December began late.

The plaintiffs claim in the filing that the Grammy winner’s concert they attended on Dec. 13 started at 10:30 p.m., despite the tickets advertising that it would start at 8:30 p.m. The two fans have accused the delay, which they claim occurred again at the following Brooklyn concerts on Dec. 14 and 16, of being a “wanton exercise in false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.”

The suit names The Celebration Tour promoter Live Nation and the venue Barclays Center, along with the pop icon.

<p>Kevin Mazur/WireImage</p> Madonna on The Celebration Tour in London in October 2023

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Madonna on The Celebration Tour in London in October 2023

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The complaint states that the two fans “would not have paid for tickets" had they known about the start time and that “many ticketholders who attended concerts on a weeknight had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day.”

The plaintiffs also argue, as stated in the filing, that concert attendees were “confronted with limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and/or increased public and private transportation costs at that late hour” when they left the venue after 1 a.m.

The plaintiffs are suing for unspecified damages, per the documents.

A rep for Madonna has not commented on the lawsuit.

<p>Matthew Rettenmund / SplashNews</p> Madonna on The Celebration Tour in Brooklyn in December 2023

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Madonna on The Celebration Tour in Brooklyn in December 2023

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Following the “Like a Prayer” singer’s concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Dec. 13, a source told PEOPLE that, despite reports that she was three hours late, the night’s schedule was only pushed by an hour.

The source explained that the hitmaker had faced "issues during soundcheck that caused the schedule to get delayed by an hour.”

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The pop icon was said to be "sound-checking until the moment they did to work out the issues," according to the insider.

<p>Kevin Mazur/WireImage </p> Madonna on The Celebration Tour in London in October 2023

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Madonna on The Celebration Tour in London in October 2023

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During the show, the “Hung Up” singer performed her full set list to success, but reportedly continued to struggle with sound issues at times. At one point in the show, she told the crowd that she could hear an “echo” in her ear.

The Brooklyn concert marked the kick off of the North American leg of Madonna’s Celebration Tour, which launched back in October with a string of European dates. Since the retrospective tour debuted, it’s garnered a great deal of acclaim for the performer’s career-spanning set and stage presence, the spectacle of both the stage production and wardrobe and its rotation of special guests.

By the end of the tour, which is scheduled to continue throughout this winter and spring before wrapping up in late April in Mexico, Madge will have played a whopping 79 shows. 

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