Van Halen has pulled the plug on two dates in the Carolinas: Sept. 12 at the Colonial Center in Columbia, S.C., and Sept. 14 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Coliseum.

Van Halen has pulled the plug on two dates in the Carolinas: Sept. 12 at the Colonial Center in Columbia, S.C., and Sept. 14 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Coliseum.

While organizers cite scheduling conflicts, sources say neither date had been selling well. Van Halen may have saturated the region; the June 11 tour opener was in Greensboro, N.C.

A third Carolinas date, Sept. 15 at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., is going ahead as scheduled. Jack Utsick Presents, which was to promote all three concerts, will still handle the Greenville event.

"Our show is on," says Ed Rubenstein, GM of the Bi-Lo Center. "Our date is [selling] a little slow, but tickets are still moving with a month to go. We also believe that because Columbia and Charlotte are cancelled, it should generate more sales for us, as we're only 90 miles from both [cities]."

Van Halen's reunion tour has performed extremely well in some markets and struggled in others -- which is indicative of the summer concert season as a whole.