Brandon Flowers' Bono regret

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2008
Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers' Bono regret

Brandon Flowers regrets not flying with Bono.

The Killers frontman turned down the chance to take a trip in the U2 rocker's private plane because he has such a severe fear of flying.

He revealed: "My biggest regret is having to turn down a trip in Bono's personal jet."

The 'Mr. Brightside' singer - who penned 'Why Do I Keep Counting' about his phobia - has been scared of taking to the air for years and still receives therapy to help him overcome the terror.

He explained: "I'd never flown before The Killers.

"When I fly now I listen to a tape of a session I had with the good doctor. I hear him talking and let my body become a blob. "One thing that sent me over the edge was the time a woman died on one of my flights. I still don't know what happened, but I'd been asleep for probably 10 minutes when I woke up to screaming and saw the steward pumping on this lady's chest. It was traumatic. I tried not to watch."

The Killers

Las Vegas rockers famed for their glamorous take on indie rock'n'roll. The Killers are Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitars), Mark Stoermer (bass) and Ronnie Vannucci (drums).

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Sat 23 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 040 0004

With special guests.

Macron Stadium, Bolton

Fri 13 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01204 673750

With special guests.


The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

Manchester Arena

Fri 19 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

Sat 20 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The SSE Arena, Belfast

Sat 27 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 28 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Brandon Flowers

The Killers frontman tours his indie solo sounds.

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