Nickelback Sue Lloyd’s of London Over Cancelled Tour Costs
Canadian rockers Nickelback are suing bosses at insurance giants Lloyd’s of London over non-payment for a cancelled tour. The band claims the executives are making up stories so they don’t have to pay millions after singer Chad Kroeger’s medical condition forced the band to scrap dates on its 2015 No Fixed Address Tour.
Kroeger had to pull out of dates after developing a cyst on his vocal cords, and he underwent surgery to remove it. That put him out of action for well over six months, forcing his bandmates to cancel shows. They filed a $13 million claim with Lloyd’s of London to cover their losses, but the insurance company’s lawyers went to court and asked a judge to declare the policy void, claiming Kroeger’s condition was pre-existing at the time the policy was issued. Nickelback’s lawyer Howard Weitzman has gone on the attack, insisting Kroeger performed almost 40 shows on the No Fixed Address Tour before the cyst issue surfaced – adding that more than proves he had no idea about his medical issue, according to TMZ.