"Lots of us have a brush with mortality, it was an arresting experience. I won’t dwell in it or on it. I don’t want to name it. But these songs have that impetus behind them and it would feel dishonest not to admit the turbulence I was feeling at the time of writing."
- Bono, 2017 on his brush with mortality in 2016
did you know
The closing song from U2's third album War (1983) has closed over 400 concerts as of 2021. That is roughly a 25% of the >1600 tour shows they have played.