Last Friday, funk guitarist Cory Wong officially released his third studio album, Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul. With a goal to motivate through his album, Cory explained, “The guiding light is to impart a feeling of joy. I want people to experience instrumental music in a different way. This is hype. It’s more than just guitar.”

Wong has now released a new music video for “Lunchtime”, the third track off of his new LP. “Lunchtime” sees Wong joined by bassist Sonny Thompson, keyboardists Ricky Peterson and Cody Fry, drummer Petar Janjic, along with a horn section comprised of trombonist Michael Nelson, saxophonist Kenni Holmen, and trumpeter Steve Strand. The bubbly funk-driven tune sees Wong throwing down some groovy rhythmic guitar licks backed by Thompson’s ferocious bass skills.

Watch Cory Wong’s new “Lunchtime” video below:

Cory Wong ft. Sonny T – “Lunchtime”

[Video: Cory Wong]

Later this fall Cory, will set out on The Syncopate & Motivate World Tour in support of his new album. The tour is set to make stops throughout North America and Europe and will include a special performance in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN for An Evening with Cory Wong feat. Antwaun Stanley. Along the way, Cory will be supported by Phoebe Katisparis_monster, and the Metropole Orkest.

See below for a full list of Cory Wong’s upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to Wong’s website.

Cory Wong – The Syncopate & Motivate Tour – Upcoming Dates

October 17 – Vancouver, BC *
October 18 – Seattle, WA *
October 19 – Eugene, OR *
October 20 – Portland, OR *
October 22 – Santa Cruz, CA *
October 24 – Placerville, CA – Hangtown Music Festival
October 25 – San Francisco, CA %
October 27 – San Diego, CA %
October 28 – Phoenix, AZ %
October 31 – Fort Collins, CO %
November 1 – Boulder, CO %
November 2 – Denver, CO %
November 7 – Belgrade, Serbia
November 8 – Zurich, Switzerland
November 11 – Manheim, Germany
November 12 – Berlin, Germany
November 13 – Bologna, Italy
November 14 – Rome, Italy
November 15 – Milano, Italy
November 16 – Trento, Itlay
November 20 – Heerlen, Netherlands +
November 21 – Rotterdam, Netherlands +
November 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands +
November 29 – Minneapolis, MN ^
February 20 – Glasgow, Scotland
February 21 – Manchester, England
February 22 – London, England
February 23 – Bristol, England
February 27 – Cork, Ireland
February 28 – Dublin, Ireland

* with Phoebe Katis
% with paris_monster
+ with Metropole Orkest
^ with Antwaun Stanley

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