Tré grew up in Willits, California, with his father and two siblings. His dad built many of the houses in that area, including that of Lawrance Livermore, their nearest neighbor and the founder of Lookout! Records. At age twelve, he joined Livermore's band, the Lookouts. Shortly after Al Sobrante left Green Day, Tré hopped aboard.
Green Day's first major label album "Dookie", released in 1993, propelled them to stardom, with a slew of successful follow up albums developing a huge international following and selling over 20 million records worldwide. Green Day's, "American Idiot", released in 2004, nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, reinforced their longevity as one of rock's true staples.
Tré's solid and always tasteful drumming has earned him respect as one of rock's best drummers. He uses a variety of Zildjian cymbals, including K Dark Thin Crashes and Zildjian Tré Cool Artist Series Drumsticks.