Record Store Day 2020 Is Being Postponed, Too
The annual vinyl holiday is getting bumped from April 18 to June 20.
This week, music news has been dominated by announcements from bands, venues, and promoters about cancelled tours and events due to the risks and uncertainties brought upon us by the coronavirus. It comes as no surprise, then, that Record Store Day is heeding this cautionary trend and postponing their annual festivities until June when—hopefully—everything COVID-related has fully blown over.
“At the risk of stating the obvious, no one knows what things will look like in any given place over the next five weeks, but it is imperative that hard decisions for that time period need to be made right now, using current facts,” the event organizers noted in a press release this morning. “There is no perfect solution. There is no easy answer.”
Rather than cancelling the event altogether, though, they’re going the way of festivals like Coachella with the best interests of independent retailers in mind. The release continues, “RSD acknowledges the need to be good citizens of both the local and worldwide communities while still giving our participating stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day.”
Sounds like either way you’ll still have a shot at getting your hands on that three-LP Iggy live in Paris release.
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