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Matt Maeson’s “Cringe” Moves Into Top Slot on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart

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After spending 25 weeks steadily climbing the Alternative Songs chart with his breakout hit “Cringe”

After spending 25 weeks steadily climbing the Alternative Songs chart with his breakout hit “Cringe,” this week, Neon Gold/Atlantic recording artist Matt Maeson has earned his first ever #1, surpassing Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” to claim the top slot. “Cringe” can be heard on Maeson’s debut album, ‘Bank On The Funeral,’ available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Maeson is currently on a headline tour in support of his #1 hit and debut album that began on August 19th in Indianapolis with stops in New York, NY at Brooklyn Steel on October 29th and Los Angeles, CA at the Fonda Theatre on November 13th – for complete details, including additional tour dates, please visit mattmaeson.com/#tour. Matt Maeson has been on a remarkable journey all his life. The Chesapeake Bay, VA-native grew up on tour, traveling and performing with his parents’ Christian ministry at maximum-security penitentiaries and biker rallies across America. His experiences – which include dropping out of school in the 8th grade, coping with the murder of his Uncle at a young age, selling drugs out of a trailer in his hometown, going to jail for grand larceny – inspired him to begin writing songs, spare and powerful confessionals infused with strength via his raw, soulful vocal approach. Maeson posted his first songs online in late 2015 and immediately drew attention as a major new songwriting voice. In summer 2016, Maeson embarked on his first US headline tour, presented by Communion, the influential artists’ collective co-founded by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett and responsible for kickstarting the careers of such like-minded artists as Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, and Catfish & The Bottlemen. Since then, Maeson has continued to live much of his life on the road, touring alongside artists like Jaymes Young, Bishop Briggs, and Vallis Alps while also lighting up on his own at such top festivals as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Forecastle, and more. AUGUST 22 Albany, NY The Hollow 23 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar 24 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater 26 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall 27 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon 28 Minneapolis, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall SEPTEMBER 21 Bristol, TN Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion * OCTOBER 14 Tulsa, OK The Vanguard 15 Columbia, MO Rose Music Hall 17 Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom 18 Louisville, KY Zanzabar 21 Charlotte, NC The Underground 22 Nashville, TN Basement East 23 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay 25 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse 26 Johnson City, TN Capone’s 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop 29 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel 30 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall NOVEMBER 1 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall 2 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry 3 Richmond, VA The Broadberry 5 Chicago, IL House of Blues 6 Kansas City, MO recordBar 8 Denver, CO Marquis Theater 9 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge 11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore 13 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre 15 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom 18 Houston, TX House of Blues 19 Dallas, TX House of Blues 20 Austin, TX Scoot Inn # # # * FESTIVAL APPEARANCE