Pop icon Madonna has been hit with a class-action lawsuit following a repeated inability to turn up to her concerts on time.

When it comes to live concerts, the notion of releasing set times can be a contentious topic. However, at the end of the day, when an artist says they’ll turn up at a certain time to play a show, you tend to expect that to happen.

However, as history shows us, that doesn’t always occur. Why, there’s famous stories of artists like Death Grips refusing to show up to a Lollapalooza afterparty in 2013, while Axl Rose once turned up late to a 1991 show in Florida because he was too busy watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze.

Now, one fan is taking his idol to court, with NBC News reporting that Nate Hollander has filed a class action suit against Madonna for her frequent tardiness and the run-on effects it has caused.

According to the suit, Hollander had purchased three tickets to Madonna’s December 17th show in Miami for a total of USD $1,024.95.

At the time of purchase, these show in question was scheduled to kick off at 8:30pm. However, in order to accommodate Madonna’s tendency to turn up later than planned, the show was pushed back to 10:30pm on the same night.

This rescheduling didn’t sit well with Hollander, and when he attempted to get his money back, he was told that the promoters wouldn’t play ball and refused to honour his refund request.

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“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.,” the lawsuit notes. “Hollander attempted, without success, to obtain a refund for the three tickers purchased for the Madonna concert.”

In an attempt to recoup his losses, Nate Hollander claims that he was forced to use Ticketmaster to resell his tickets. However, the rescheduled start time once again caused issues.

“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,” the lawsuit adds.

The lawsuit itself sees Hollander seeking damages due to a breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation, claiming that the artist and promoter “knew or should have known that said concerts would not start at 8:30 p.m.” based on her previous track record.

Of course, Nate Hollander isn’t the only person to have suffered at the hands of Madonna’s late start times. In fact, when Madge brought her ‘Tears Of A Clown’ show to Melbourne’s Forum theatre in 2016, Aussies got a taste of just how late these gigs could run.

Fans reportedly waited four hours for the show to start, before Madonna eventually “came out at about 1am riding a tricycle and dressed in a clown outfit.”

Needless to say, if and when she eventually returns to Australian shores, it might be worth paying the babysitter a bit extra to hang around.

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