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I don’t know if anyone else does this. But when a huge tour is announced, like the one Kenny Chesney announced Thursday (Nov. 8), I scour the dates to find the one that is soonest and closest. So in this case, it is Milwaukee on May 18. That’s only 90 miles and 191 days away. That’s a road trip I would gladly take for Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. But it looks like Chesney is making that trip even easier. Because in his VIP packages — the ones that get you things like tickets to stand in his sandbar, preshow tailgate parties, parking passes, hoodies and more — there is one called the Live a Little Travel Package. So you get good seats, one night in a hotel and a ride from the hotel to the venue and back. That is a no-brainer. There are no prices listed yet, because I guess it depends on where you live and which show you choose. But even without looking at a price tag, I’m in. See you in Milwaukee.