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UK music service Songkick has revealed the list of this year’s hardest-working bands, having calculated the amount of shows played and distance traveled in 2013 by some of the music world’s most esteemed acts, with Los Angeles’ Local Natives earning themselves the top spot.
The company’s findings see a 15 percent increase in distances travelled by the top acts in just the last 12 months, in agreement with general sentiments in the music industry that say live shows and touring are the only real means for an artist to see revenue.
The aforementioned Local Natives earned their number one spot by playing an impressive 188 shows and covering an incredible 192,486km, or about halfway to the Moon. Meanwhile, the UK’s Foals managed to play every continent on Earth this year except Antarctica.
Willie Nelson continues his streak. Having previously appeared on the list in 2011 and 2012, the famously hard-working country legend has played a cumulative 442 shows since his first appearance on Songkick’s tally, which means he’s played one gig every 2.4 days for three years.
Other notables include Kendrick Lamar, who scored the number two spot with 171 shows played and 229,583km traveled, Alt-J, who managed to travel the furthest, covering 251,443km, and Two Door Cinema Club who also made their third appearance, with a cumulative 557,361km.