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Record Store Day has been pushed from April to June due to coronavirus

You’re gonna have to wait a few more months for that red-splattered vinyl copy of My Chemical Romance’s Life on the Murder Scene.

March 13, 2020
Record Store Day has been pushed from April to June due to coronavirus OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Record Store Day 2020, which was initially scheduled to take place on April 18, has been moved to June 20 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. "We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day," organizers wrote in a press statement. Read their explanation below.

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We’ve decided that the best of all possible moves is to change the date of Record Store Day this year to Saturday, June 20. 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.

We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day: 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.

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The event will feature vinyl exclusives from hundreds of artists including Charli XCX, Tyler, the Creator, Fleetwood Mac, My Chemical Romance, Denzel Curry, Miles Davis, Brittany Howard, Robyn, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and yes, "Baby Shark." Check out the entire list of offerings (which will now be available for purchase on June 20) here.

Record Store Day has been pushed from April to June due to coronavirus