While still with Motown, Gaye had received offers from labels such as I. R. S. Records, Arista Records and Elektra Records; afterwards, he sought to make a deal with CBS Records after they offered him a contract. CBS agreed to sign him and help clear his financial debt, and spent a year negotiating. In the meantime, Gaye needed spending money, so Cousaert set him up with a month-long England tour between June 13 and July 1, 1981. The tour was called “A Heavy Love Affair Tour 1981”, named after his song “Heavy Love Affair”, from In Our Lifetime. After returning to Belgium that July, Gaye performed two shows at Ostend’s Casino Kursaal on July 3 and 4, 1981. The tour’s commercial and critical success further renewed Gaye’s musical confidence.