The official Record Store Day website announced this week that the event will be rescheduled from the original updated date, June 20, to three new dates in August, September and October.
“Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe,” the newsletter begins. “In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.”
“Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever,” the website continues. “We don’t know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we’re focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.”
The originally scheduled drops will still be released, but an updated list including which days will feature which records will be shared in June.