Pearl Jam, Metallica Top the List of Streaming Concerts for the Past Year


Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, in 2014.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

According to Bandsintown, Pearl Jam and Metallica were the two most watched artists on streaming platforms over the past year

There’s no denying Pearl Jam’s popularity and staying power, and now, the band has bragging rights when it comes to their streaming concerts. According to a new Bandsintown survey, Pearl Jam has been the No. 1 artist of the past year in streaming concerts.

Bandsintown analyzed data of “fan RSVPs to livestreams and archival concert performances” to discover which bands and artists have been watched the most since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started back in March 2020. Pearl Jam came in at No. 1, followed by the kinds of metal, Metallica, who were doing “Metallica Monday” streams early on during the pandemic. Other bands and artists that have been streamed extensively include Billie Eilish, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snow Patrol, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Radiohead, The Lumineers, The Rolling Stones, Five Finger Death Punch and Death Cab for Cutie.

According to Bandsintown’s survey, and 86% of music lovers have watched a concert livestream over the past year. Meanwhile, 85% of musicians think they’ll make streaming a “permanent part of their performing plans,” even when live, in-person music is back.

In other news, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard recently spoke with Audio Ink Radio about his record label, LooseGroove Records, releasing the debut from Seattle punk band The Living, as well as the genesis of the Seattle grunge scene. Read and listen to the full interview with Gossard here.

Bandsintown’s Top 20 Concert Streaming Artists from March 2020 to March 2021:

1. Pearl Jam
2. Metallica
3. Billie Eilish
4. Snow Patrol
5. Tedeschi Trucks Band
6. Elton John
7. Bruce Springsteen
8. Dave Matthews Band
9. Radiohead
10. Coldplay
11. The Lumineers
12. The Rolling Stones
13. Taylor Swift
14. Five Finger Death Punch
15. Dropkick Murphys
16. Death Cab for Cutie
17. Lady Gaga
18. Jason Mraz
19. Zac Brown Band
20. Third Eye Blind

Cat Badra
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