Record Store Day 2020 postponed until June
Record Store Day, the annual event celebrating and supporting record stores around the world, is the latest postponement due to COVID-19 concerns. Originally scheduled for April 18, 2020’s the annual event will now take place on June 20.
Record Store Day began in 2007 as a way to support local shops and excite music fans. Since then, it’s grown into a household name, with RSD events occurring around the globe. Not only is it an important day for stores hit hard by declining sales due to music streaming, but the exclusive physical-copy releases have made RSD a highlight day for music junkies everywhere.
According to the updated release dates on the event’s website, it appears the albums slated for release on April 18 will now be available on June 20. Vinyls scheduled for exclusive RSD release include Billie Eilish Live At Third Man Records, instrumentals from Tyler, The Creator‘s Cherry Bomb, and Sofi Tukker‘s Dancing On The People
RSD is worldwide and celebrates a record store’s place in their community. As good citizens of those communities we want everyone to be safe, healthy and feel comfortable coming to the party.— Record Store Day (@recordstoreday) March 13, 2020
Record Store Day 2020 is moving to June 20. #washyourhands #benice #listentorecords pic.twitter.com/SLg8bSVa9p
We are sad to announce that following a decision made by the organisers of Record Store Day, the event will be postponed to June 20th. #RSD20 Full statement on our website here: https://t.co/h6G3dADTmG pic.twitter.com/EEqzToc5SN— Record Store Day UK (@RSDUK) March 13, 2020