The 2020 edition of Record Store Day has been postponed until Saturday, June 20.
The organising body of the worldwide celebration of recorded music retailers has decided to take this action to give stores the chance to organise parties in their stores when everyone can gather safely.
“We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day while taking into consideration the recommendations of doctors, scientists, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and the need to be good citizens of both local and worldwide communities.” a statement reads.
Record Store Day organisers are working closely with participating retailers to make sure pre-orders are fulfilled, but are asking for customers to be kind to staff in local stores.
“The basic plan is to shift everything to that date, but there are a lot of people and things involved with a worldwide event like this, and a lot of moving pieces, so be nice to your record store if they don’t have an immediate answer to your questions. We’re all working on, well, everything.”
Visit the Record Store Day website for more information.