The xx lands Mercury Prize
London-based electronic trio the xx have won this year's Mercury Prize -- and a check for 20,000 pounds (about $30,700) -- for their self-titled debut album. The award -- which typically leads to increased sales in the U.K. and Ireland -- aims to commemorate the best album released in those countries during the previous 12 months.
The xx opens a North American tour Sept. 22 in Los Angeles.
10 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom - Bestival
22 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
23 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
25 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
29 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
1 - Montreal, Quebed - Place Des Arts - Maissoneuve
2 - New York, NY - United Palace
4 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theatre
5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
6 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
8 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater