Record Store Day was already forced to postpone its annual event from April 18 to June 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, organizers have decided to postpone the event once again and reshape what it will look like.
Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, Record Store Day will now be held over three days on August 29, September 26, and October 24.
“RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October,” a statement on their website said.
Events will look different than what consumers are used to seeing. For one, participating record stores will only receive exclusive releases on one of the dates listed above. That means you’ll need to pay close attention to when your local record store is participating.
Secondly, the event has been rebranded from Record Store Day to Record Store Day Drops to reflect the change.
“Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever,” organizers wrote.
“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 original list of exclusive releases remains intact, but organizers will be releasing a new version of the list with assigned drop dates on June 1st.