Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.
Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day, and this year, Duran Duran's entry is AS THE LIGHTS GO DOWN. Originally filmed in 1984 in Oakland, CA as part of the ARENA movie, this blue and pink vinyl live concert album collectible will be available on Record Store Day on Saturday April 13, 2019.