25 musicians with the most shows

The following information is provided by Graphiq and PrettyFamous.

AP Photo/Evan Agostini

By Natalie Morin

Being a popular musician can be exhausting. Between national or world tours, TV and radio appearances, and recording new music in the studio, there’s little time to relax.

Busy schedules don’t just increase exposure and build an artist’s brand, however. Now that single streaming has virtually replaced physical album sales, playing concerts (with hiked up prices) pays the bulk of the bills.

With this in mind, PrettyFamous, part of the Graphiq network, found the 25 busiest artists. Using data from Songkick, the entertainment data visualization team identified the musicians who have had the most events (tours, shows) over the past five years (2011-2015). To exclude more obscure artists, they only looked at those with over 5 million all-time song plays on Last.fm.

#25. Every Time I Die

Events in the past five years: 499
Playcount: 16,165,699

#24. Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Events in the past five years: 503
Playcount: 7,643,859

#22. The Word Alive

Events in the past five years: 521
Playcount: 6,776,613

#22. Sabaton

Events in the past five years: 521
Playcount: 33,341,540

#21. Luke Bryan

Events in the past five years: 523
Playcount: 7,974,343

#19. Borgore

Events in the past five years: 532
Playcount: 5,526,990

#19. Motionless In White

Events in the past five years: 532
Playcount: 5,493,095

#18. Elton John

Events in the past five years: 536
Playcount: 41,592,306

#17. Frank Turner

Events in the past five years: 537
Playcount: 19,530,801

#16. Reel Big Fish

Events in the past five years: 542
Playcount: 22,148,009

#15. Tiesto

Events in the past five years: 545
Playcount: 34,793,365

#14. Halestorm

Events in the past five years: 546
Playcount: 10,490,932

#13. The Ghost Inside

Events in the past five years: 547
Playcount: 10,276,733

#12. All Time Low

Events in the past five years: 549
Playcount: 54,130,470

#11. David Guetta

Events in the past five years: 564
Playcount: 76,927,500

#10. Skrillex

Events in the past five years: 565
Playcount: 43,432,411

#9. Boyz II Men

Events in the past five years: 566
Playcount: 6,397,903

#7. Ed Sheeran

Events in the past five years: 577
Playcount: 54,542,879

#7. Buddy Guy

Events in the past five years: 577
Playcount: 5,362,869

#6. We Came As Romans

Events in the past five years: 582
Playcount: 12,429,362

#5. Tech N9ne

Events in the past five years: 615
Playcount: 14,779,036

#4. Buckcherry

Events in the past five years: 616
Playcount: 6,970,876

#3. Steel Panther

Events in the past five years: 618
Playcount: 5,271,635

#2. Willie Nelson

Events in the past five years: 643
Playcount: 9,613,814

#1. Steve Aoki

Events in the past five years: 747
Playcount: 5,427,479

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