Can you remember a time before the Monster Ball? Lady Gaga’s eye-popping stage show has been crisscrossing the globe in various forms since the end of 2009, back when it debuted as the alternative to her ill-fated Fame Kills tour with Kanye West. (Whatever happened to that guy?) Now she’s bringing the synthed-up sextravaganza back to New York one more time ahead of the May 23 release of Born This Way, the title track of which is likely to have been added to the show for this final North American leg. With Scissor Sisters, whose high-profile opening slot may finally bring them the Stateside attention they’ve long deserved.

Mon., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Tue., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., 2011

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