According to calculations by Songkick, Local Natives and Alt-J were among the hardest working band of 2013
What bands hit the pavement the most in 2013? Now that question can be answered, thanks to a study conducted by the fine people at Songkick, offering a logistical list of the hardest-working bands of 2013.
Songkick didn’t just count the number of shows per year for the list. According to the website, the bands were ranked depending on “how many shows a band has played, and the exact distance between each venue on their tour.” Songkick also discovered a 15% increase in the distance most bands traveled, meaning that bands are traveling further to get their music heard. “As artist incomes rely more and more on the live music industry, it’s clear that bands are increasingly willing to tour further and tap into new and emerging markets,” the site stated.
Alternative darlings Local Natives came in at No. 1 with 188 shows played and 119,605 miles traveled, followed by Kendrick Lamar at 171 shows played and 142,656 miles traveled. Alt-J, Imagine Dragons and Foals rounded out the top five. Check out the full list below.
Songkick’s Hardest Working Bands of 2013 (via Songkick)
1. Local Natives – 188 shows played and 119,605 miles traveled
2. Kendrick Lamar – 171 shows played and 142,656 miles traveled
3. Alt-J – 164 shows played and 158,538 miles traveled
4. Imagine Dragons – 157 shows played and 128,021 miles traveled
5. Foals – 155 shows played and 135,110 miles traveled
6. Papa Roach – 147 shows played and 65,406 miles traveled
7. One Direction – 145 shows played and 64,473 miles traveled
8. Willie Nelson – 143 shows played and 45,942 miles traveled
9. Two Door Cinema Club – 142 shows played and 128,621 miles traveled
10. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – 138 shows played and 123,827 miles traveled