If you have seen Madonna during her current Madame X tour, you know she is regularly taking the stage about two hours later than scheduled. She is selling tickets for an 8:30 pm show but she is consistently performing around 10:30 pm, a very diva move for this queen of pop.
According to TMZ, a few fans have joined a class action suit started by Nate Hollander, who is suing Madonna and Live Nation, claiming he lost money after the start of the show moved from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Hollander, who must be a true Madonna fan, bought a seat for $1,024.95 but was denied a refund of his ticket.
I don’t want to defend her disrespectful behavior toward her fans, but this is barely the first time Madonna has behaved this way, she has a reputation of being late, so fans shouldn’t be surprised. Plus, she is not the only one, and fans of Lauryn Hill and Axl Rose probably know what I am talking about. Is this an excuse? No, of course, but I am just saying this lawsuit won’t probably lead anywhere.
Plus, if she arrives always on stage 2 hours later than scheduled, it’s not being late anymore, as it is clear that 10:30 pm has now become the regular start of the show. Iman experienced her lateness in New York too. Thus it’s interesting that the upcoming shows in Los Angeles are now advertised at 10:30 pm on the Wiltern theatre page: ‘While our doors will be open at 7:30 pm, please know the show won’t begin until 10:30 pm’ they wrote. Since Diplo was also announced, I supposed attendees will get 2 hours of him before Madonna makes her grand entrance, so you have been warned.
It is quite dishonest though because many tickets were already sold while the 8:30 pm time was advertised. It was just a misleading way to boost the sales and add more dates, as it is understandable that many people would have thought twice about buying a ticket for a show starting at 10:30 pm and ending around 1 am on a weeknight.