Who are the Most-Traveled Musicians in the World? You’ll Be Surprised.

Thanks to the changing landscape of the music industry, musicians spend a lot of time away from home that the used to. If you wanna make money, you gotta be on the road.

TravelBird, a package tour company out of The Netherlands, did some calculations about which musicians have done the most traveling through their careers. The results were kinda surprising. Here’s the top ten most-traveled musicians.

#

Musician

Career Miles Travelled

Last 12 months

Times around the world

Times to the moon

1

Tiësto

1,557,131

209,773

62.53

6.52

2

Paul van Dyk

1,442,993

115,968

57.95

6.04

3

Bob Dylan

1,389,374

35,551

55.80

5.82

4

Metallica

1,307,842

31,791

52.52

5.48

5

Aerosmith

1,099,901

15,676

44.17

4.60

6

Muse

1,070,332

37,281

42.98

4.48

7

Rolling Stones

1,054,965

20,137

42.37

4.42

8

U2

1,039,470

0

41.74

4.35

9

Cyndi Lauper

958,672

29,977

38.50

4.01

10

Snoop Dogg

866,234

40,180

34.79

3.63

Damn, I wish I had some of these numbers in my frequent flyer account. For the full list, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Who are the Most-Traveled Musicians in the World? You’ll Be Surprised.

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:50 am
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    interesting list but not remotely comprehensive. Given the difficulty I’m not surprised that the list is short though.

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