Q: Phish just wrapped up 2009 with four consecutive nights at Miami's American Airlines arena and here you are, already embarking on another tour, this time with Classic TAB..
TA: I am [laughs]. One of things that we're excited about is that we're getting to play some towns that Phish or TAB hasn't been to in quite a while like Milwaukee or Kansas City. We're really looking forward to that.
Q: Is the first time TAB has toured as a septet?
TA: Yes, this is the first time we'll have seven people – it's sort of lean and mean. The group has been going since '98 and it grows and retreats in numbers. I've gone out with a three-piece, a six-piece, an eight-piece, a nine-piece, a ten-piece and an eleven-piece. I really spent a lot of time thinking about this tour. I had a lot of horn-based material and I realized that I really needed three horns to make it happen – a tenor, a trombone and a trumpet. At one point the horn section was as big as five people. But if you write economical arrangements, you can sometimes make a richer sounding chord with less people, less voices...
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Trey hits the road at the beginning of February for a month-long tour with Classic TAB, beginning with a special benefit show at the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA on February 8th and continuing through February 28th.
Trey and Classic TAB features the same lineup from last fall, with the addition of horns back into the mix. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available through Trey's online ticketing system now at http://treytickets.rlc.net . The presale ends tomorrow, Thursday, January 14th at 5:00pm ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Thursday, January 14th at 10:00am ET. For complete ticketing information, please visit http://www.trey.com