It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce Record Store Day 2020 has yet again been moved. These decisions are never easy, but the good people at RSD are prioritizing the health and safety of customers and store employees, which we can all appreciate. Although the dates have shifted, the show must go on. RSD 2020 will now be split between three separate dates (“RSD Drops”), happening on Saturday, August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th, with a unique selection of titles being released each day. Read the official Record Store Day statement below, and visit their website for more details. Be sure to revisit our list of titles that will be available this year, and keep your eyes peeled for an updated version of The List for each “RSD Drop” date. In the meantime, please continue to support your local indie stores however you can.
Official Record Store Day Statement Regarding RSD 2020:
Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.
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 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 titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you’ll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store.