Since the beginning of the shelter-in-place orders due to the global COVID-19 health crisis, several events that would have resulted in large gatherings were either canceled or postponed indefinitely.
One such event is the holy Record Store Day, initially planned for April 18th, then delayed to June 20th, now postponed yet again across three different dates. After the economic toll the lockdown has put on small business, in particular local record stores, RSD officials are hopeful these new dates will bring in revenue; essentially it’s three Record Store Days stretched across three months.
The first one will take place August 29th, then again September 26th, then finally on October 24th. On each day, record stores will receive a different bundle of exclusive RSD releases that they could sell either through an online store or through curbside pick-up, as some have been doing lately.
An updated version of the previously announced list of exclusives will be available June 1st.
By Michael Jacobo