What are the most demanding aspects of the gig?
"It’s very demanding in a lot of ways. One of the demands is that she happens to be a person that is really specific. I’m in a fortunate position where I’ve been in the band long enough where she trusts me now but still when we’re rehearsing I learn everything exactly like the record and I perform it that way through all of the rehearsals until we enter the period where it’s going to loosen up and we’re allowed to improvise a little bit.
"Once she likes something a certain way she likes it that way every night, so it’s about accuracy. Certain tours I do are more about musicality and improvisation and certain tours are about precision, performing it perfect night after night for 120 shows.
"Also with this gig I’m using acoustic drums, electronic drums and hand percussion, so I’m jumping around a lot. I’m all over the place, but I have to make it sound cohesive and solid and not like I’m a kid in a toy store jumping around hitting junk all night."