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Old 21-01-2013, 20:52
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i see some royaltie collecting company has announced that jls are the hardest working band in the uk for the second year running.its cos of the massive amount of gigs thay did last year.34.yeh,im not joking,34.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:53
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Yeah I saw that on Facebook yesterday.

My response? - "Perlease..."
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:04
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Ridiculously so. Florence and the Machine have been on tour for around 4/5 years now. They've probably done more hard work in a year than JLS have done in their lives.
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:11
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Easily the The Rolling Stones.


Been around since... well, dinosaurs?

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Old 21-01-2013, 22:02
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I saw that Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari tweeted that. He said, "that's funny, Shikari played 34 gigs in one month."

And I'm sure some other bands have done even more :/
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:04
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Sounds ridiculous, you hardly see them these days (not that that's a bad thing!)
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:05
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JLS aren't a band, They don't play instruments.
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:11
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34 gigs in a 365 day year doesn't sound that impressive? Surely that's just touring and a few festivals and stuff?
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:24
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I thought One Direction were doing an insane amount of shows!
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Old 21-01-2013, 22:26
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Rubbish when you've done the amount of shows The Quo have done then maybe they will have a point.
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Old 21-01-2013, 23:00
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JLS aren't a band, They don't play instruments.
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Old 21-01-2013, 23:11
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You know, I found this ridiculous when I first read it....

But when they say that, I think they mean that JLS toured 34 dates IN the UK IN 2012.

Some bands that were mentioned - for instance:

Florence and The Machine had only 10 gigs in the UK
One Direction had 22 gigs
Enter Shikari had 20 gigs altogether in the UK

and if I read correctly, the Rolling Stones had only 2 gigs in the UK last year.

So if you look at it this way, it is not crazy that JLS are having this title.
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Old 21-01-2013, 23:43
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You know, I found this ridiculous when I first read it....

But when they say that, I think they mean that JLS toured 34 dates IN the UK IN 2012.

Some bands that were mentioned - for instance:

Florence and The Machine had only 10 gigs in the UK
One Direction had 22 gigs
Enter Shikari had 20 gigs altogether in the UK

and if I read correctly, the Rolling Stones had only 2 gigs in the UK last year.

So if you look at it this way, it is not crazy that JLS are having this title.
Girl you tripping. That was just ONE of Florence's tour. She toured twice with Ceremonials.
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Old 22-01-2013, 00:08
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JLS?
Hardest working BAND in the UK?!!

I can't imagine anyone could possibly say that with a straight face
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Old 22-01-2013, 00:33
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I saw that Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari tweeted that. He said, "that's funny, Shikari played 34 gigs in one month."
They're playing my local leisure centre soon
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Old 22-01-2013, 00:43
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All that effort and they still can't pull a half decent song out of their arses.
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Old 22-01-2013, 00:53
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They're playing my local leisure centre soon
Surely that's a step down from playing Glastonbury
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Old 22-01-2013, 01:34
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They may have done a few shows but a lot of bands put a heck of a lot more effort and hard work than the do.
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Old 22-01-2013, 01:40
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The fact that only the gigs in the UK during this year are taken into account is a little ridiculous...

And I think that it actually favours the acts that are only big in the UK because they will concentrate all their touring in the country, as opposed to international acts that will spend less time in each country but try to go to a maximum of countries to respond to a more global demand.
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Old 22-01-2013, 08:17
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Girl you tripping. That was just ONE of Florence's tour. She toured twice with Ceremonials.
Ok, I was wrong because I just saw the news where they announced some dates. However, they still had 20 dates altogether in UK/Ireland in 2012 which is less than JLS.

Again, I also think it is ridiculous, but I'm 100% sure that the list "hardest working band in the UK of 2012" was made by just counting the UK dates. Look at the next sentence:

Westlife came in second place after performing 31 gigs as part of their farewell tour, while Steps place third, and Olly Murs and Florence + the Machine came fourth and fifth respectively.
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Old 22-01-2013, 10:47
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Surely, the great Status Quo are the hardest working band. They seem to have been continuosly on tour for decades.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:36
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Surely, the great Status Quo are the hardest working band. They seem to have been continuosly on tour for decades.
But again, they had 8 gigs in the UK last year.

I don't think anyone would have minded if the title just said "JLS had most gigs in the UK last year".

I'm sure PRS for Music doesn't think JLS are bigger or better tour act than Rolling Stones or Status Quo in general - I couldn't care less about JLS because I hae never been a fan, but the fact just remains that JLS had most gigs in the UK last year.
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Old 22-01-2013, 13:22
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Surely, the great Status Quo are the hardest working band. They seem to have been continuosly on tour for decades.
It wasn't a lifetime achievement award, it was based on 2012.
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Old 22-01-2013, 14:09
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I find them very hard work.
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Old 22-01-2013, 14:16
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Why do people assume its only 'work' when a band plays a gig?

Id imagine there day is non stop, radio / tv / studio time, video shoots.
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