Well, it’s a sign of the times but being proactive is being smart. That being said, Record Store Day 2020 has a new date and has been moved from April 18th to June 20th, this is in response to concerns over the coronavirus.
Record Store Day organizers released a statement on today (Friday, March 13th): “At the risk of stating the obvious, no one knows what things will look like in any given place over the next five weeks, but it is imperative that hard decisions for that time period need to be made right now, using current facts. There is no perfect solution. There is no easy answer.”
The statement then went on to explain in detail the reason for the change of date: “So, we’ve decided that, this year, our best possible move is to change the date of Record Store Day to Saturday, June 20th. We think that this takes into consideration the recommendations of the many doctors and scientists lending their expertise to help in the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as the many other individuals at the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies tasked with the difficult job of getting us through this crisis.”
We expect to see more of this over the next few days and weeks, we’ll keep you informed as soon as we get any advance information.