After a five-day battle, firefighters today (Oct. 25) gained the upper hand on most of Southern California's wildfires, but concerts in the region continue to be affected.

In addition to the many concerts that have already been canceled and/or postponed this week, a Velvet Revolver/Alice in Chains show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., originally scheduled for Oct. 26, has been rescheduled. The new date is set for Dec. 12 at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre. Fans who purchased tickets can exchange them at the Gibson Amphitheatre box office, beginning Nov. 5.

Earlier this week, Live Nation was forced to cancel or postpone most concerts scheduled in San Diego, according to company officials. A Jennifer Lopez/Marc Anthony concert, originally scheduled for Oct. 24 at San Diego's Cox Arena, was moved to Nov. 10, and an Oct. 24 Jesus and Mary Chain gig at San Diego's 4th & B has been cancelled.

Other San Diego venues affected by the wildfires include House of Blues, Belly Up Tavern, the Casbah and SOMA, among others. This city's Qualcomm Stadium has been utilized as an evacuation shelter for those who've been rendered homeless by the blazes.

At deadline, Los Angeles-based concert promoters AEG Live (and subsidiary Goldenvoice) and Nederlander Concerts had not reported any concert cancellations in Southern California.

The wildfires, which have burned across seven counties from the Mexican border to Los Angeles since Sunday, have destroyed or damaged about 2,000 homes and killed at least eight people, according to published reports.