Quick Hits: Queens of the Stone Age, Rocklahoma Festival, sweetlife festival, KISS
February 11, 2014

Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age have unveiled a handful of new spring tour dates in April and May. After finishing off their current string of U.S. dates this week, and then playing some Australian shows in March, the band will return to the U.S. for a number of shows starting with the first weekend of the Coachella festival, held April 11-13. QOTSA will then play seven headlining shows in various cities through May 14 in Tulsa, followed by the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama from May 16-18 and the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA from May 23-25. QOTSA will then head to Europe for an extensive festival run.

The Rocklahoma festival returns to Pryor, OK again this year with a lineup featuring Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Seether, Motörhead, Jackyl, Filter, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Killswitch Engage, Skid Row, All That Remains, Hellyeah, Down, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King, Skindred, and dozens more. The event takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. CST at

The lineup for sweetlife 2014: a music + food festival has been announced, and it boasts Foster The People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz, Fitz and The Tantrums, Capital Cities, Chromeo, St. Lucia, Bastille, and more. The fifth annual event will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, on Saturday, May 10. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. EST.

AMC has ordered 10 episodes of an unscripted reality series chronicling the first season of the arena football team the Los Angeles Kiss, which is owned by the band KISS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to the players, the show will feature KISS manager Doc McGhee, as well as Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. An AMC exec said the as-yet-untitled, one-hour series will capture the "trials and tribulations" of establishing a sports franchise, and it will premiere this summer.

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