Metallica are suing London-based insurance coverage market Lloyd’s of London for damages from their postponed 2020 tour dates. There have been a handful of reveals they’d booked in South America that had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on NBC Los Angeles, Lloyd’s of London has refused to compensate Metallica for the financial losses they’ve endured because of having to postpone the tour.
The six-date run was set to happen in April of 2020 in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and would have served as Metallica’s first set of reveals since James Hetfield’s rehab stint in late 2019. Greta Van Fleet had been set to be the opening act.
Previous to the tour, Metallica bought a “cancellation, abandonment and non-appearance insurance coverage” coverage in case of any potential postponement or cancelations. Because of the worldwide lockdowns, the tour was postponed.
Nevertheless, Lloyd’s of London cited the coverage’s communicable illness exclusion and refused to reimburse the band for his or her losses “based mostly on an unreasonably restrictive interpretation of the coverage,” the swimsuit reads.
The band filed the lawsuit Monday (June 7) on the Los Angeles Superior Court docket, claiming that Lloyd’s of London dedicated a breach of contract by denying them compensation, and they’re looking for unspecified damages in consequence.
Metallica haven’t but introduced the rescheduled dates for the South American tour. As of now, the one reveals they’ve introduced for 2021 are just a few appearances at festivals within the fall. See the itinerary on their web site.