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Madonna sued by fan after concert was delayed by two hours

Madonna, performs live on stage after the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Madonna's Madame X Tour is currently underway as the 61-year-old performs 90 dates around North America and Europe, but in the first leg of the tour she's come up against some unhappy fans due to her timekeeping.

One disgruntled fan has filed a class-action lawsuit against the singer because of her lateness, reports NBC News.

Nate Hollander from Florida had purchased three tickets totalling £798 for Madonna's Miami Beach concert which was due to start at 8.30pm but was eventually held back for two hours until 10.30pm.

When he didn't want to attend that late, he tried to obtain a refund but was denied one.

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He subsequently filed a suit on November 4 in federal court in Miami-Date County against the pop star and promoter Live Nation, suing for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation and is seeking damages

Hollander claims the Like a Virgin hitmaker, who embarked on her Madame X Tour in September, has a “long history of arriving and starting her concerts late”.

He added that he can no longer attend her 17 December concept in Miami Beach as a result.

The suit claims: “Ticket-holders had to work and go to school the next day, which prevented them from attending a concert that would end at around 1am. Hollander attempted, without success, to obtain a refund for the three tickets purchased for the Madonna concert.”

Hollander alleges that because of the change in start time he lost out on the money originally paid for his tickets when he re-selling them on Ticketmaster.

“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 suit says.

It comes as Madonna said "a queen is never late" to fans while onstage during one of her Las Vegas shows last week.

Posting the footage to her Twitter page, she could be heard saying: "There's something that you all need to understand, and that is, that a queen is never late."