On the heels of his “Best Year” (SPIN) and four 2022 Grammy nominations, keyboard virtuoso, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cory Henry announces that his 2022 world tour will kick off April 13 in Australia. While down, Cory will perform at the famous Byron Bay Bluesfest and make headlines in Melbourne and Sydney. In May, he will make a short statewide return to play the Beale Street Music Festival and the Ground Up Music Festival, then head to Japan for a series of Billboard Live dates in Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka. His summer ends with a series of performances at festivals, including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Madrid’s Noches del Botánico and shows at Red Rocks, KOKO (London) , Amsterdam Bostheater and Barby from Tel Aviv. This fall, Los Angeles fans can catch a local performance on October 15 when Cory will headline The Fonda.
Accompanying the tour announcement was Cory’s latest single “The Fool”. “The Fool” sees Cory continue to push soul music into uncharted territory while paying homage to great soul visionaries such as Stevie Wonder and Prince. Cory’s unique “future soul” sound earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his 2020 solo album Something to Say, nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. The first body of work solely produced by Henry, Something to Say showcases his multi-instrumental skills and powerfully exploits the difficult emotional terrain of 2020.
One of the music industry’s most in-demand collaborators, Cory earned three more Grammy nominations this year for his contributions as co-producer/writer on Ye’s DONDA, nominated for Album of the Year and best rap album, and Eric Bellinger’s New Light. , nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. Cory’s soulful organ soundscapes can also be heard on Imagine Dragons’ “Follow You,” “Come On World, You Can’t Go!” by Frank Ocean, “G3 N15” by Rosalía and the new single “Poster Child” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ”
World-renowned artist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and versatile keyboard master, Cory Henry was born to be a musician. After learning the organ at the age of two and becoming a permanent fixture in his church choir at the age of five, he was quick to share the stage with the likes of Mrs. Lauryn Hill, Quincy Jones and The Roots, and winning a Grammy. Award as an essential part of the instrumental collective Snarky Puppy. Cory has made a name for himself as a singer, instrumentalist and writer for icons spanning generations, but his work fronting his own band, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, is what propelled him to fame. Super star. Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles are known for their consistently enchanting live performances, and their viral NPR show Tiny Desk is proof of that. NPR’s All Things Considered said Henry “can glide through just about any song on the Hammond with the ease of someone taking the family car out for a Sunday drive”. With over 100 million cumulative views on YouTube, the Brooklyn-born, Los Angeles-based “future soul” maestro’s far-reaching impact is undeniable.
2022 Cory Henry World Tour
April 13 — 170 Russell — Melbourne, Australia
April 14 — The Factory Theater — Sydney, AUS
April 16-18 — Byron Bay Bluesfest — Byron Bay, Australia
May 1 — Beale Street Music Festival — Memphis, TN
May 6 — Groundup Music Festival — Miami, Florida
May 16 — Billboard Live — Tokyo, JPN
May 17 — Billboard Live — Tokyo, JPN
May 18 — Billboard Live — Tokyo, JPN
May 20—Billboard Live—Yokohama, JPN
May 23—Billboard Live—Osaka, JPN
May 27—Red Rocks—Morrison, CO
May 28 — Summer Camp — Chillicothe, IL
June 4 — Capital Jazz Festival — Columbia, MD
June 17 — Brown’s Island: Friday Cheers — Richmond, VA
June 18—Bonnaroo—Manchester, TN
June 23 — Electric Forest — Rothbury, MI
June 25 — Summerfest — Milwaukee, WI
June 30 — Ottawa Jazz Festival — Ottawa, Ont.
July 1 — Montreal International Jazz Festival — Montreal, QC
July 6 — KOKO — London, UK
July 8 — Bospop — Weert, NLD
July 10 — Amsterdamse Bostheater — Amsterdam, NLD
July 12 — Noches del Botánico — Madrid, ESP
July 14 — Barby — Tel Aviv, ISR
September 3 — Jazz Aspen Snowmass — Aspen, CO
October 15 — The Fonda — Los Angeles, California