From the Scottrade Center:
"It was announced today that Van Halen has postponed its October 28 show at Scottrade Center in St. Louis due to a scheduling conflict. An announcement regarding the rescheduled date is expected sometime in the near future. All tickets for the postponed date will be honored at the rescheduled performance. Refunds are also available at point of purchase."
No further information was available yet as to what the conflict is; neither Van Halen's official or unofficial sites reflected the postponement yet. The band has an October 26 show scheduled for Kansas City; trying to find out if that's still on.
Is the band performing on a late-night talk show? Does it have a catastrophic, intra-band fight scheduled for that day? Sammy Hagar's here on November 13 and 14; is seventeen days too close a window for comfort? Inquiring minds will report as soon as I know.
[Update, 10/18, 7:50 p.m. The Pitch checked with LiveNation in Kansas City, and it show is still on for 10/26 -- and reports that logistics involving moving the stage to Boston for 10/30's show are to blame. That actually seems rather plausible; Boston's a rather long haul from St. Louis, especially when taking into account tear-down and construction of the VH stage setup. I have emails into LN myself for a statement. My question seems to be: Uh, routing was set months ago; why did this situation only manifest itself ten days before the show was supposed to happen?]