Pitchfork – Record Store Day 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Record Store Day 2020 has been postponed as health concerns rise in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place on April 18, the global music event will now take place at participating record stores on Saturday June 20. “RSD acknowledges the need to be good citizens of both the local and worldwide communities while still giving our participating stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day,” organizers said in a statement.
As cases of coronavirus continue to be diagnosed, countries are moving to quell any further outbreaks of the disease. This week, New York, for example, banned all gatherings over 500 people, with venues such as Carnegie Hall canceling all programming until April. Festivals, including Coachella and SXSW, have either been postponed or canceled outright, while Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents are suspending all of their touring acts through the end of the month. The 2020 Rock Hall induction ceremony has also been postponed.
Learn more in “What Happens When a Music Festival Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus?” and “How 14 Major Cities Are Responding to the Coronavirus.”