Record Store Day 2020 postponed until June amid COVID-19 concerns

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      If you had your heart set on heading out to your neighbourhood vinyl emporium on April 18 to spend your hard-earned discretionary income on the double-LP version of David Bowie's I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) or Mac DeMarco's Other Here Comes the Cowboy Demos, you're going to have to wait.

      The annual event's organizers have announced that this year's edition is being postponed, due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

      We’ve decided that the best of all possible moves is to change the date of Record Store Day this year to Saturday, June 20.

      We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day, while taking into consideration the recommendations of doctors, scientists, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and the need to be good citizens of both local and worldwide communities.

      We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more.  Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store. 

      On the bright side, this means you now have more time to pad your music-buying fund.

      To view the complete list of Record Store Day releases, visit the RSD website.