Cory Wong: Fall Tour 2024
Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:

Cory Wong: Fall Tour 2024

featuring Mark Lettieri and special guests Couch
Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:30 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT

This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor, and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.


Cory Wong is a Grammy Nominated guitarist, producer, variety show host, and podcast host. In addition to his skyrocketing solo career, he is also a member of Vulfpeck & Fearless Flyers.

Quickly gaining momentum on the internet, Cory wasted no time taking the show on the road. He and his band have been performing to sold out crowds around the world on some of the most iconic stages.

Cory’s passion for music and collaboration expands farther than writing and performing songs. The internet knows Cory Wong for his fun content creation, marketing campaigns, and partnerships with top brands like Apple, where he recently launched his own Producer Pack. In early 2024, Cory was asked to write the theme song for the newest CBS late night tv show, called After Midnight. He also recently appeared on the theme song for Spy X Family Season 2, which charted at #1 in Japan. Wong has positioned himself at the forefront of product partnerships with signature products in stores worldwide. You can purchase his Signature Fender Stratocaster, Compressor pedal, Overdrive pedal, Digital Plugin, Guitar Pickups, or download his Apple Producer Pack right now.
Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify


Mark Lettieri is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor based in Fort Worth, TX. He creates acclaimed guitar-based instrumental music, and is a member of leading instrumental bands Snarky Puppy and The Fearless Flyers. As a session musician proficient in a multitude of styles, he has recorded and performed in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists.

Lettieri has released seven albums as a leader: Knows (2011), Futurefun (2013), Spark and Echo (2016) Deep: The Baritone Sessions in (2019), Things of That Nature (2019), Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2 (2021), and Fly Through It (EP, 2022). Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2 earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, giving Lettieri his first nomination as a solo artist. He tours this material internationally with his quartet, the Mark Lettieri Group.

Playing in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gospel and R&B scene led Lettieri to join Snarky Puppy in 2008, and he remains active with the band as a writer, arranger, session player, and touring member. His work with the group has resulted in five GRAMMY Awards: Best R&B Performance for "Something" feat. Lalah Hathaway in 2014, and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Sylva in 2016, Culcha Vulcha in 2017, Live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2021, and Empire Central in 2023).

In 2018, Lettieri helped form The Fearless Flyers, with Cory Wong, Nate Smith, and Joe Dart. The Vulfpeck-adjacent quartet has four releases to date: The Fearless Flyers (2018), The Fearless Flyers II (2019), Tailwinds (2020), Live at Madison Square Garden (2021), and The Fearless Flyers III (2022). The band is a regular presence on the jazz and jam-band festival scene.

As a sideman, Lettieri has performed and/or recorded with a myriad of artists including Erykah Badu, David Crosby, Kirk Franklin, The Jacksons, Fred Hammond, Tori Kelly, 50 Cent, Ledisi, Tamela Mann, Lecrae, Lupe Fiasco, Keyshia Cole, Xzibit, Anthony Evans, Phillip Phillips, Nelly, Chrisette Michele, Myron Butler, and even alongside comedians Dave Chappelle and Harry Shearer. For a sizable sampling of Lettieri’s session work, visit this Spotify playlist.

In addition to his recording and performing career, Lettieri is involved with the development and demonstration of various musical equipment with a number of brands. In recent years, he has teamed up with Paul Reed Smith Guitars to create his signature model Fiore electric guitar, the MeLody overdrive pedal with J. Rockett Audio Designs, and the NewWave chorus pedal with Jackson Audio. Lettieri has also collaborated with Apple, Inc. to create a package of downloadable guitar loops for the digital audio workstations Logic Pro and Garageband.

As an instructor, Lettieri has released online guitar instructional courses through outlets such as JamPlay, Brett Papa, Guitareo, and Soundslice, as well as print lessons available from Premier Guitar Magazine.

On a personal note, Lettieri was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, and came to Texas via Texas Christian University (TCU). There, he matriculated in advertising and public relations, competed in track and field, and began dipping his toes in the local music scene. A passionate guitarist since middle school, he began his music career upon graduating from TCU. An avid lover of food, travel, and doing his best to keep an active lifestyle, he resides with his wife, daughter, three cats, and a hamster.
Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify


“Couch is kicking it old school with a delightful, modern twist… [They] are single - or seven-handedly - breathing new life into the pop scene.” - Sheesh Media

Boston-based band Couch injects each project with their signature flavor: expressive horns, warm vocals, and bubbling synths—crafting an oasis of joy for musicians and non-musicians alike.

From their formation in 2019 until spring 2021, members of Couch were scattered across the country; they tackled the challenges of being a “long-distance band,” writing and even recording virtually. Despite these challenges, they celebrated the release of their debut EP, “COUCH,” in February 2021 as well as three singles and a 20-city headline tour in 2022.

In 2023, Couch released their sophomore EP, “Sunshower”, accompanied by a two-part 40-city headline tour, performances at Boston Calling and Levitate, and a sold-out UK tour.
Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify