State theater Reopens as Rock Concert Hall

From our film vault, WKBN 27 Youngstown OH reporting – 7/19/73 – “State Theater reopens as rock concert hall” – officially opening and operating as the “Tomorrow Club” on On October 20, 1974. Multiple national and international acts played the venue including RUSH, AC/DC, KISS, The Runaways, Heart, Talking Heads (official) and The Ramones to name a few. The Ramones played their first gig outside of the New York City here and it is where Joey Ramone first met The Dead Boys who later moved to NYC becoming one of the house bands at CBGB. On December 31, 1978, the Tomorrow Club reopened as the Youngstown Agora and continued to book great acts up until July 23, 1982.