The 1975 the ‘hardest working band’ of 2014!

by Martin
We would be very surprised if we didn't see The 1975 headline a festival in the near future
Iconic shot from the first @the1975 night at Barrowlands in Glasgow last night. (📷 @redmen1)

Iconic shot from the first @the1975 night at Barrowlands in Glasgow last night. (📷 @redmen1)

The 1975 have enjoyed great commercial success over the past two years but it has come at a price and this week the band were recognised as the hardest working in the industry by Songkick.

The group are constantly in a touring and promotion loop and it’s been revealed that they have played more gigs in a year than any other band have since 2010.

The 1975 have had a huge amount of success since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2013 and have spent the past year touring constantly to increase their fanbase.

They have also managed to crack America and it is because of that they earned themselves the title of the ‘hardest working band’ of 2014.

Statistics from Songkick have shown that the band have performed 195 shows in 29 countries and in doing so have travelled 249,724 kilometres.

The 1975 posted this photo on Twitter following their performance in Glasgow

The 1975 posted this photo on Twitter following their performance in Glasgow

What’s more, this means that the popular band have lapped the world six times over, beating their nearest competition Future Islands and New Politics.

The 1975 also performed a number of festival dates and would occasionally fly back to the UK for a summer performance after being in Europe the night before. That’s dedication!


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Releasing a statement on the news the band have commented: “Touring this past year has been a really humbling experience.”

Our album was pretty much the story of the last decade of our lives, to see so many people around the world connecting with it has been incredible,” the explained.

“We are very proud of our fans, they really understand what we are doing and the shows are an extension of that feeling.”

Did you get the opportunity to see The 1975 on any of their shows around the world? We can’t help but wonder who, if anyone will take the crown from them next year!

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