The COVID-19 pandemic forced a reschedule of Record Store Day 2020 from April 18 to June 20, and will now be held over three separate days: August 29, September 26 and October 24.
A statement on RecordStoreDay.com says, “RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates,” those dates are August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The statement continues, “Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. 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 this year they say they are “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.”
Each of the three “Record Store Day Drops,” will feature a selection of the exclusive vinyl pieces that were announced for the originally scheduled RSD. A new version of “The List” will be launched June 1st on recordstoreday.com, where you can also get all the updated info.