Bieber, Rihanna, Madonna and more: Singers who keep their fans waiting

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Justin Bieber angered fans and their parents by showing up nearly two hours late for his London concert last night - but he's not the first musician to struggle with the concept of punctuality.

Guns and Roses

Axl Rose's Guns N’ Roses were over two hours late for a concert in Liverpool’s ECHO Arena in May last year.

The band were booed once they eventually came on stage and despite playing until 2am to make up for their lateness, most fans had to leave before the end.


Rihanna on stage in Berlin. Credit: PA

Fans in Berlin were not amused when the Diamonds singer arrived over two hours late for a scheduled concert last November.

According to, disgruntled fans began booing and heckling the singer with chants of “check your watch”.


Madonna performing. Credit: PA

Madonna angered fans in Miami when she started her show at AmericanAirlines Arena over three hours late.

The singer finally appeared on stage at 11.30pm even though the show was scheduled to begin at 8pm.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton tweeted:

Nicki Minaj

Niki Minaj on stage. Credit: PA

Nicki Minaj failed to endear herself to fans at the T in the Park festival in Scotland last year when she was 55 minutes late on stage before only playing a short 30 minute set.

Fellow performer Frank Turner was less than impressed, tweeting: "You can (I suppose) be a d*** to your own crew, you’re paying them. But everyone else? Not to mention the people out front. Ugh."