The Foo Fighters are suing Lloyd’s underwriters and Robertson Taylor, a loss adjuster, for revenues from cancelled performances following November’s Paris terror attacks.
The band, fronted by Dave Grohl, launched the lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles.
The shows, in the Italian city of Turin, Paris and Lyon in France, and Barcelona in Spain, were all called off after the Islamic State (IS) terror attacks in Paris which killed 130 people.
89 of those killed in Paris were at a concert in the French capital’s Bataclan theatre, where more than 200 were also wounded.
The band said its tour website had been hacked the day after the Paris attacks, showing an IS flag, a weapon and a threat reading “be prepared”.
The band expects its claim to be paid for the French performances but alleges that Robertson Taylor advised underwriters against paying for the cancelled shows in Italy and Spain despite ISIS releasing a video threatening additional attacks in Europe.
The band is also suing its insurers for not paying on three further cancelled performances after Grohl injured a leg falling from a stage in Sweden last June.
Lloyd's insurers Liberty Specialty, Chubb, WR Berkley, ProSight, Brit and Beazley were named in the suit in relation to the cancellation policy, while Swiss Re and Great Lakes, Brit, Talbot and Beazley were named in relation to the terrorism policy, according to Reactions’ sister title The Insurance Insider.