On April 21st, the day will be known as Record Store Day: a day in which independent music stores get rare vinyls in order to sell them. Loads of bands contribute towards Record Store Day by releasing these obscure records, which will only be sold on that day in the independent shops.
This year has releases ranging from The Black Keys to Noel Gallagher, Jack White to Metallica, and Arctic Monkeys to David Bowie. Some bands set a limit on the amount of vinyls that will be sold during the day, meaning they will be individually numbered, and then rare in the future. Not all stores provide all vinyls that are available on Record Store Day, but you may find that the popular ones are there for sale.
"Bono has one of the most distinctive voices and Edge has one of the most distinctive guitar sounds in rock 'n' roll history. And yet people hadn't heard either of those two things very much for years. It seems like common sense to make a virtue of your biggest strengths."
- Paul McGuinness on Beautiful Day
did you know
The Popmart concert held in Reggio Emilia (1997, Italy) holds the world record for the concert with the highest paying attendance for one single act without support. There were around 150.000 people.