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Several Species to rock Pier Six Pavilion

Several Species, the Baltimore-based Pink Floyd tribute band, will be making it’s annual appearance at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday.

Species’ 11-member outfit recreates Floyd’s psychedelic sound amidst an immersive experience of lights, lasers and visuals. The show is scheduled to include two sets, highlighted by a complete performance of Pink Floyd’s epic 1979 concept album The Wall, along with other classics and deep tracks from the band’s storied career.

Marc Davis is retiring from Several Species after the Baltimore-based Pink Floyd tribute band plays at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday. (Several Species)

Formed in 1996, Several Species will be bidding farewell to its longtime lead singer Marc Davis on Saturday. Davis posted a video on the band’s Facebook page last week announcing he’d be retiring from Species after the show, citing health issues.

“It’s going to be bittersweet Saturday, It’s pretty crazy, he’s been the band for twenty years, and now this is it.” Species drummer and founding member Matt Zoll said in a recent telephone interview.  “We’re all local boys, he went to high school with one of the other guys in the band. When he tried out, he just knocked it out of the park as soon as he started; he knew every nuance, every inflection. We’ve all been really close friends, we do stuff together outside of the band, and we’re going to keep that up. But it will be difficult on Saturday, when that last songs played.”

Zoll added that Davis’ departure will not be the end of Several Species.

”We don’t want fans to get a mixed message from it: It’s not the last show completely. We’re going to audition some new singers, some we know, some we may not be aware of yet. The band wants to continue and we will.”

With a dozen appearances at the Inner Harbor amphitheater under their belt, Several Species holds the record for most shows by a single band at the Pavilion for both national and local acts.

Gates for the 8 p.m. show open two hours earlier, and tickets range between $22-$54.50. They can be purchased here.

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Chris Swanson had bled orange and purple since moving to Baltimore in 1985. Swanson, a Catonsville resident and father of four, has a Communications degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Contact the author.

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