Since 2020 looks a bit different than we thought it would, Record Store Day is going to be a bit different too. The original date of the event was April 18. It was then announced back in March that it would be pushed back until June 20. Well now, it has been pushed back again and the Record Store Day organizers are switching things up.
Now, RSD will be Record Store days. The event is now called Record Store Drops and will take place on three different Saturdays, starting in August.
Well now, RSD is being pushed back again. In a new announcement, Record Store Day stated that the event is split into three parts. Each will take place a month apart. The new dates are Aug. 29, Sep. 26 and Oct. 24.
#RSDDrops Three dates when the RSD 2020 List of releases will make their way into your record store and then into your collection, as responsibly as possible. More details on https://t.co/Mppu57r9vl and the new List–with new RSD Drop dates– comes on June 1. #RSD2020 #RSD20 pic.twitter.com/Lp0kuQQvfY
— Record Store Day (@recordstoreday) April 29, 2020
The titles that came out on the RSD list back in March will available on one of the three days for the event.
A new master list stating which days which records will be available is set to drop June 1.
The full statement can be read below.
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.
To find out other interesting releases set to drop, head here. Stay tuned for June 1 when the new list of release dates is revealed.
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