Record Store Day Postponed Until June Due To Coronavirus
Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20.
The annual celebration of independent record stores and vinyl culture was due to take place on April 18, but has been delayed by two months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We are sad to announce that following a decision made by the organisers of Record Store Day, the event will be postponed to June 20,” say the people behind Record Store Day in a statement.
“This decision comes at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and the health and safety of the general public must come first.
“This was absolutely not an easy decision to make as hundreds of independent shops and labels have been working hard towards this year’s celebrations.
“We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more. Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store.
“Given the challenges now facing the independent record store community we urge music fans to continue to support their local record shop in whichever way they can to see us through what is about to become a very challenging time.
“Thank you as ever for your continued support and we look forward to seeing in the record store on June 20.”
This year’s Record Store Day will see limited-edition records released by My Chemical Romance, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Biffy Clyro, Judas Priest and more.
You can check out the full list of releases on the Record Store Day website, but below we have cherrypicked the albums and singles we think Kerrang! readers will be most interested in.
- Alice Cooper – Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow, Feb 19, 1982 (2LP x 140g black)
- Annihilator – Triple Threat Unplugged (12″ picture disc)
- Asking Alexandria – Stand Up And Scream (LP)
- Biffy Clyro – The Modern Lepper / Modern Love (7″ white vinyl)
- Black Sabbath – Evil Woman / Wicked World & Paranoid / The Wizard Double (7” picture disc)
- Bob Mould – Circle Of Friends (2LP x 180g clear heavyweight vinyl)
- Chuck Mosley – First Hellos And Last Goodbyes (LP)
- Clutch – The Obelisk (17LP + slipmat + signed art print boxset)
- Def Leppard – Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame (LP)
- Dinosaur Jr – Swedish Fist (Live In Stockholm) (LP)
- Feeder – Feeling A Moment (10″ splatter vinyl single)
- Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – End Of Suffering Live To Vinyl (10″)
- Ginger Wildheart – Excess GASS (LP)
- Iggy Pop – Kiss My Blood (Live In Paris 1991) (3LP box set)
- Iggy & The Stooges – Russia Melodia (7” single)
- Judas Priest – British Steel (2LP)
- Killing Joke – Laugh At Your Peril – Live In Berlin (12″ 2LP)
- Killing Joke – Turn To Red (12″ single)
- The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits (LP)
- Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (shaped 7″ picture disc)
- My Chemical Romance – Life On The Murder Scene (140g 12″ white & red LP)
- Paradise Lost – Live At Rockpalast (2LP)
- Pennywise – The Fuse (LP)
- Ramones – It’s Alive II (2 x 180g 12″ LP, side 4 etched)
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