Lady Gaga | Updated 2/7/2013

Wednesday: Gaga brings her assault bras and slaughterhouse dresses to Xcel.

Lady Gaga

7:30 p.m. • Xcel Energy Center • $51.50-$177

Even though we’re early in the U.S. leg of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball, it seems like it has taken her forever to bring her second touring extravaganza here. The “Born This Way” album was released in May 2011, and the tour started in April 2012, with trips to Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and Africa. Now comes North America. Finally. Expect high concept, high theater and general over-the-topness (including raw meat taken to a new dimension) for 2½ hours. Jon Bream


9 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $20

With a 10th anniversary reunion of his old group the Diplomats planned for March (with Juelz Santana and Jim Jones), Cam’ron is working to get his own name back out there in 2013, too. The Harlem rapper is best remembered from either his 2002 Roc-a-Fella record “Come Home With Me,” which landed the hits “Hey Ma” and “Oh Boy,” or from his promise to never cooperate with police in a 2007 “60 Minutes” report on the “stop snitching” movement. He’s working on a new album, “Killa Season 2.” Greg Grease opens fresh off his locally acclaimed album “Cornbread, Pearl & G.” Chris Riemenschneider