Brandon Flowers' Bono regret

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2008

This article is from 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).

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Tue 21 Nov

£60.50 / 0844 477 9000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sun 19 Nov

Sold out / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Mon 6 Nov

Sold out / 0844 338 8000

Tue 7 Nov

Sold out / 0844 338 8000

Also at:

U2

The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1987 seminal LP The Joshua Tree.

Brandon Flowers

The Killers frontman tours his indie solo sounds.

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