Van Halen postpones Arena at Gwinnett Center show

Well, you can take off those neon spandex pants and "Jump" right back onto the couch, because it appears that Diamond Dave and Co. won't be rocking the Arena at Gwinnett Center this week, after all.

The recently reunited icons have postponed their show, which was scheduled for Monday night at the Duluth venue.

The Arena staff was alerted to the cancellation Friday, said Chris Hendley, director of booking.

The band's reps gave no reason for dropping the date, he said, adding that a weekend show in Charlottesville, Va., also got the ax.

"We're working on getting a replacement date," Hendley said. "We've given them a few options, and we're waiting to hear back from them."

The group's latest attempt to mount a U.S. tour marks the first time the Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex, have officially reached out to ousted frontman David Lee Roth since a notoriously botched try at a patch-up back in 1996, when the flamboyant singer took the stage alongside his former bandmates at the MTV Video Music Awards and publicly proclaimed that he'd been invited back in. (Unbeknownst to Roth, the siblings were still auditioning new vocalists at the time and, irked by what they saw as overeager gun jumping, promptly kicked him back out.)

Whispers of a tour with Roth on board were circling around this time last year, but were quickly stamped out when the still-unannounced dates were suddenly "postponed indefinitely."

But things picked up again toward the end of 2007, and this time around, it's been going much more smoothly. The bandmates have reportedly been able to peacefully coexist, playing several successful shows so far, including a Feb. 10 performance at Atlanta's Philips Arena. As of press time, there have been no announcements of any further postponements or cancellations posted on the band's official Web site, www.van-halen.com.

As for "Panama"-starved Gwinnettians, Hendley said the Arena will do everything it can to bring the band back as soon as possible.

"We have every intention of rescheduling," he said.