Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

2014's Hardest-working Band Revealed

1975v1.jpg

Now that the hardest-working man in showbusiness is sadly no longer with us, there's a vacant spot at the top of the leaderboard up for grabs.

And this year, it's filled by Manchester indie band The 1975, who have taken home Songkick's title of the Hardest-Working Band of 2014. The gig tracking website clocked up the miles traveled, and gigs played, over the last 12 months and the quartet won comfortably on both fronts. They follow 2013's winners Local Natives and Ed Sheeran, who triumphed in 2012.

The band chalked up 195 gigs in 29 countries, traveling 249,724km in the process - the equivalent of six laps of the Earth.

Jake Bugg was in second place on distance (226,789km), with Bastille third (194,640km). Meanwhile, Future Islands performed 159 shows and New Politics 153 to take the podium spots in terms of gigs played.

Check to see if your favourite band have as good a work ethic by taking a look at the charts below.

(Images: Songkick/Rex)

Hardest Working Bands Big
Hardest Working Bands Big
Hardest Working Bands Big

Related

hero_coolestalbums.jpg

The 50 Coolest Albums ever

hollywood-forever-rex (1).jpg

The 21 weirdest gig venues ever

bastillle3.jpg

Bastille's Ultimate Playlist

hero3.jpg

30 Banned Album Covers

1-velvet.jpg

50 Coolest Album Covers

hero4.jpg

20 Great Albums With Terrible Artwork

Comments

More

Gorillaz return after 6 years with spectacular Trump-baiting track

'Hallelujah Money' also features Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Moby's new politically charged song takes aim at Trump

"We don't need ruin and lies, your touch is death"

by Jamie Carson
19 Jan 2017

Who is performing at Donald Trump's Inauguration Day 2017?

It's not exactly Live Aid

by Dave Fawbert
19 Jan 2017

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017