Divergent Sounds Series:

Thursday, January 30th, 2025
Doors open at 7:00pm
Show starts at 7:30pm

The Auricle
201 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44702


$20 Presale || $25 At Door
Online Sales Conclude at 5PM on day of show.

Tickets available August 19th!
Box Office: 330-452-2094



Experience the mesmerizing fusion of Middle Eastern influences and progressive rock energy with Soleo. Embrace the vibrant and innovative sound of Soleo, where tradition meets innovation in a thrilling musical exploration.

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Soleo came together after vocalist/guitarist Amir Gholizadeh created and shared his own bizarre guitar-tuning style with his now-bandmates Tynan Evans (bass) and Nick Golias (drums). That, and a concept about Gholizadeh’s family history, became the inspiration for their unconventional sound, oftentimes labeled as “Middle Eastern progressive rock.” 

The band merges western progressive motifs and a dash of metal with traditional Persian music Gholizadeh grew up listening to. Their self-titled debut album, “Soleo”, has the cinematic feeling of classics like The Wall and Tommy, though to say they necessarily sound like those bands or like their progressive contemporaries is imprecise.

The album, which was released on Tragic Hero Records, is inspired by the true story of Gholizadeh’s family fleeing their home country after it was overtaken by extremists. While it follows that specific journey, the band also says the music functions as a standalone concept. Gholizadeh explains, “To say this is exclusively my family’s story would be short-sighted. A lot of people leave their homes and start a new life somewhere else — some of them under better circumstances and others under worse. So, although the story is unique, the concepts are pretty universal. Our hope is that people will draw their own stories from these songs.” 

Found in the heart of Canton’s thriving arts district, The Auricle exists to provide a Live Music experience unlike any other. Connecting people through community with music and art in every form. Our space is versatile & intimate.

We are committed to bringing your favorite musical artists, and other live events to a place you can call your own.

Parking Information

Divergent Sounds Series patrons are welcome to park in the Eric Snow YMCA parking lot for concerts, in addition the The Auricle’s parking lot.