At the time of the release of the studio album western stars there were no delays. The album was announced/Hello Sunshine was released last week of April. The album was released June 14. May 3 & June 7 releases were as scheduled.
in the fall of ‘19 when songs from the film was released only the October release was delayed due to the launch of Songs from the Film.
Bridge school ‘86 was released a week late in August ‘19- that was probably because of extra approval being needed. Probably why the non tour appearances are minimal (those often seem to have a lot of steps required before release).
June 2020 was a week late because the industry as a whole took the week off.
August, September & October 2020 were all delayed - never officially said (some probably had to do with LTY release)
January this year was probably because of not wanting New Year’s Day to be release day.
The March delay happened without explanation - probably timing with the 20th anniversary of the LINYC (we got 6/27/00 - source material for that album).
June was unexplained - didn’t have to do with the track with The Killers. All they said when they said it’d be delayed was it was still on the way. Maybe a delay in work time - spike in cases at the CD plant
July was not explained. Probably Broadway. Probably preparation for No Nukes (that’s around when they went off nugs). Probably production needs (it was the show from August 1985). Came out the 23rd.