Sir Elton John will perform live at this years Emmy Awards for the first time in the ceremonys 64-year history. The musician, who is 66, will make his debut with a tribute to Liberace, the American pianist and vocalist whose life was told in the recent biopic, Behind the Candelabra. The HBO film, which premiered in Cannes this year, is up for 15 Emmys. The awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will take place on 22 September. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who play Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson in Behind The Candelabra, have both been nominated in the lead actor in a miniseries or movie category.