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Published: 2011/10/17

The Breakfast Confirm Hiatus

Former New Groove Jammy Award winners The Breakfast will go on indefinite hiatus later this year. The Connecticut-based group’s final pre-hiatus show will take place at Milford, CT’s Daniel Street on October 28 as part of the 13th annual Foghoulish Freakout. A message from guitarist Tim Palmieri, who has increasingly focused on his Kung Fu project with Breakfast drummer Adrian Tramontano, says: “We look forward to this break as a recharging for the next 13 years! We have extensive plans for 2012 with Kung Fu and Adrian and I hope to have your continued support with our new project.” Chris DeAngelis (bassist) will be releasing a solo album very soon. Jordan Giangreco (keyboardist) will be playing with multiple projects including Viral Sound and Legion of Jerry.”

Originally known as Psychedelic Breakfast, the group formed in the fall of 1998 and played their first show at UMASS Amherst’s Butterfield dormitory. Between 1998 and 2003 Psychedelic Breakfast garnered national attention and a rabid fan base by playing over 1,000 shows, including festivals like High Sierra, the Vibes, 10,000 Lakes and Berkshire Mountain Music. Changing monikers to The Breakfast in 2004, the band won a Jammy for best new groove and it’s players were gaining more praise after hi-profile collaborations at Bonnaroo when guitarist Palmieri and many other notables joined Particle for their famed late night set.

“We’d like to thank our fans first and foremost for their unyielding support and dedication,” Palmieri continues. “You are the reason we have made it this long with the same project and it’s not the end but a new beginning. It has become increasingly difficult to sustain 2 bands that require our full attention. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the attention Kung Fu has been getting and with a new record to promote and national tour plans… It just seems like the right time to let the Breakfast rest for a bit.”

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