Madonna Got Heavy Fine for Overrunning London's Gig


Ending her gig 40 minutes longer than the schedule, Madonna was ordered to pay 50,000 pounds for every fifteen minutes that she over stayed.

Madonna was fined by London's Wembley Stadium after the pop superstar finished her gig 40 minutes later than the planned show on September 11. As a result, the singer was asked to pay 50,000 pounds for every fifteen minutes she exceeded as a compensation for staying on beyond the venue's time limit.

"The concert was meant to start at 8.30 PM but Madonna didn't come on stage until 9.10 PM," a source said. "The gig ended at 11.10 PM, so she was quite a bit over. Her people knew about the possible implications for going over the curfew but this is a pretty hefty fine, even for Madonna."

Madonna's "Sticky and Sweet" tour wrapped up in Athens' OAKA Olympic Stadium on Saturday, September 27. Meanwhile, a tour for North America is expected to start on October 4 at East Rutherford's Izod Arena and a show for South American will begin in Buenos Aires on December 3.


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