Record Story Day has announced that it is pushing its date from April 18 to June 20 amid coronavirus concerns.
“Record Store Day is a worldwide event involving thousands of people and small businesses. In our discussions over the past few weeks, information came and changed daily, and then hourly, along with the news cycle,” read a statement. “We’ve taken all of that information to heart as we’ve gone over the various options that involved staying the course, moving the date, even changing the structure of the event.”
“We’ve decided that, this year, our best possible move is to change the date of Record Store Day to Saturday, June 20,” the statement continued. “We think that this takes into consideration the recommendations of the many doctors and scientists lending their expertise to help in the Coronavirus pandemic.”
“RSD acknowledges the need to be good citizens of both the local and worldwide communities while still giving our participating stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day,” the statement concluded.
Artists with limited edition releases slated for Record Store Day included The Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney and New Riders of the Purple Sage.
For a full list of shows/festivals impacted by COVID-19 visit Relix.com/Coronavirus.