Record Store Day 2020 Delayed Again

Record Store Day 2020 has been delayed once again.

Originally set to take place April 18th, the event was pushed back to June 20th due to the coronavirus. Now, it’s been delayed again and split into three different days called RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.

Organizers say the plan is to now spread out the exclusive releases over three “socially distanced” dates. The move also aims to help out affected record stores generate revenue since the tiered release date system “gives the largest number of stores a chance to participate in the strangest Record Store Day ever, following their local mandates, and using the guidance of government and scientific experts to make these RSD Drop dates socially responsible as possible.”

A new version of “The List” featuring new release dates for the album will be posted on June 1st via This year’s event includes releases from The Cure, Paul McCartney, Robyn, Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Fleetwood Mac, and My Chemical Romance. See the full list here.

At this time, the Record Store Day Black Friday event is still scheduled for November 27th.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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