Madonna Faces £300,000 Fine for Overrunning O2 Arena Concert

Madonna Faces £300,000 Fine for Overrunning O2 Arena Concert

Madonna, the iconic pop superstar, is reportedly in hot water after her recent Celebration Tour concert at the O2 Arena on Sunday overran the venue’s curfew.

The late finish led to the omission of four songs from her setlist, leaving fans frustrated and potentially incurring a £300,000 fine.

Curfew Rules and Fans’ Disappointment

The O2 Arena, where Madonna performed, has strict curfew rules, requiring events to end no later than 11pm from Monday to Saturday and 10.30pm on Sundays.

Unfortunately, the show exceeded the Sunday curfew, leaving fans without the opportunity to hear songs like “Like A Virgin,” “B***h I’m Madonna,” “Holiday,” and the closing number, “Celebration.”

Potential £300,000 Fine and Curfew Rules

The consequences of running over the curfew could be severe for Madonna, as TfL and arena operators AEG impose fines of £10,000 per minute for such breaches.

However, Greenwich council stated that the midnight curfew was not violated and does not intend to investigate the incident.

Fans’ Frustration and Suggestions

Fans expressed their frustration on social media, suggesting that Madonna could have avoided the issue by starting her show earlier.

Some fans paid up to £1300 for tickets and felt disappointed at being “robbed of a finale.”

Madonna’s Previous Concert Challenges

This isn’t the first challenge Madonna has faced during her Celebration Tour.

Her opening show on Saturday encountered technical problems, causing an abrupt halt after just the fourth song.

Despite these setbacks, Madonna remained a true professional, entertaining the audience with anecdotes to keep the show engaging.

Madonna’s Upcoming Tour Schedule

Madonna’s Celebration Tour will continue throughout Europe until December 6 before heading to North America and then Mexico City.

The tour marks her return to the stage since her Madame X shows in 2020. However, her previous tour was criticized for issues with timekeeping, with fans waiting for hours on one occasion.

The Celebration Tour – The Setlist

Madonna’s setlist for The Celebration Tour offers a mix of her iconic hits, promising an electrifying experience for her fans.

This setlist is based on her opening show at London’s O2 Arena on October 14 and is subject to change.

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