The 1975 Named Hardest Working Band by Songkick
Bands often talk about being on the road for a year or two in order to promote a new album, and we've seen major world tours by our favorite artists who play just about every massive venue on the planet. But before you think that U2, Coldplay or Future Islands are the hardest-working traveling act, think again.
After doing some statistical research, the U.K. site Songkick has found that Manchester indie rock quartet the 1975 have not only played the most shows in 2014 but they also logged the most mileage -- making them the year's hardest working band. Playing 195 shows in 29 countries, the band spent a good amount of 2014 on the road and traveled 249,724 kilometers (155,171 miles) this year alone, which equals six laps around the world.
With these figures, this also puts the 1975 in the top spot for most shows played and kilometers traveled in one year, period. Local Natives trailed them with 189 gigs and 192,486 kilometers (about 119,605 miles) traveled on the Los Angeles band's 2013 tour.
Future Islands took second place while New Politics came in third.
You can find more of the year's statistics here, via Songkick.
Watch the 1975's 'Heart Out'