As coronavirus concerns continue to grow, so does the list of cancellations and postponements. Events around the world have felt the impact as this escalates, including the annual Record Store Day celebration which was scheduled for April 18.
Organizers have decided to move the 2020 edition of Record Store Day to June 20, making the call on Friday morning. “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,” they wrote on Twitter, adding the hashtags #washyourhands, #benice, and #listentorecords.
“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,” they continued in an official statement on the Record Store Day site.
“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.”
Record Store Day 2020 will feature new and limited releases from Billie Eilish, My Chemical Romance, Paul McCartney, Britney Spears, and more.