Black Crowes Sue Over Canceled Tour

Southern rockers claim Lloyd's of London failed to honor agreement.

The Black Crowes are still looking for a remedy — a legal one, this time.

On Wednesday (February 28), the band sued Lloyd's of London, claiming that the insurance firm failed to honor its agreement with the band after Jimmy Page's back injury forced the cancellation of nearly a month's worth of tour dates last fall.

The Crowes and Page took out an insurance policy from Lloyd's to cover any losses that might come from canceled gigs, according to a statement issued from the Atlanta rockers. After a successful run of shows in June and July, Page injured his back, forcing an end to the tour, which featured a mix of Black Crowes tunes and classics from Page's Led Zeppelin catalog.

The suit, filed in Los Angeles, alleges that Lloyd's failed to compensate the band for scrapped September and October dates in the U.S. and Europe, including a planned co-headlining run with the Who at Madison Square Garden.

The suit alleges the band suffered "great financial loss" from missed income and wasted preparation expenses.

A spokesperson for Lloyd's of London had no comment.