"You didn't want anything to happen to him. You didn't really need him to take that risk for the band, but there was absolutely no talking to him."
- Adam on Bono climbing to the top of the stage during the early tours
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.