Let’s recap U2’s annus horribilus so far:
September: The blowback from the release of Songs of Innocence through iTunes.
November: On his way to Germany, Bono’s private jet suffers a structural failure causing a cargo door to fall off in mid-flight.
November: Bono’s awful bicycle accident.
February: The death of Reverend Jack Heaslip, a member of the U2 “family” in Dublin. He was a very important teacher at Mount Temple High School and encouraged the young U2 in their early years.
May: On the eve of the start of the Innocence + Experience tour, Larry Mullen Jr’s father dies.
May: The Edge walks off the stage during the first show in Vancouver.
May: That same week, close friend B.B. King dies.
May: Dennis Sheehan, U2’s long-time tour manager (33 years!) died in his Los Angeles hotel room after a gig. Cause of death was a heart attack.
Have I missed anything? And what’s next? (Thanks to Michael for filling in a few blanks.)