The Top 10 Hardest Working Rock & Metal Bands of 2018

January 8, 2019
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Even though hip-hop and pop music may dominate online streaming and the Top 40 charts in 2018, rock proved to be the top-earner when it came to album sales and live concerts.

Those results are backed by data from Songkick, which tracked the total amounts of live gigs and miles traveled by artists on tour from around the world. It's no surprise that once again rock and metal are the kings of the road, and the numbers don't lie.

  1. Shinedown
    • # of Gigs: 136
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 47,470
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 687,103 
  2. P.O.D.
    • # of Gigs: 105
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 41,951
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 606,048 
  3. Bullet For My Valentine
    • # of Gigs: 101
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 44,450
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 801,164 
  4. Asking Alexandria
    • # of Gigs: 99
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 36,396
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 691,232 
  5. Stone Sour
    • # of Gigs: 96
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 59,225
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 460,517 
  6. Seether
    • # of Gigs: 89
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 58,091
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 725,906
  7. Puddle of Mudd
    • # of Gigs: 89
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 44,665
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 626,718 
  8. Def Leppard
    • # of Gigs: 86
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 50,500
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 1,040,965 
  9. Judas Priest
    • # of Gigs: 86
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 38,814
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 661,989 
  10. Marilyn Manson
    • # of Gigs: 86
    • Miles Traveled (2018): 38,333
    • Miles Traveled (Career): 896,520 

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