Elton John to Perform at 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for the first time John Stewart September 9, 2013 Television Elton John has agreed to perform at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, this marks the first time that the popular performer has agreed to play at the event. Elton John of course has won multiple Grammys, but his connection this year to the event will be a special performance for the late world-renowned performer, Liberace, whose HBO biopic, “Behind the Candelabra,” is nominated for 15 Emmy Awards this year. This performance will accompany previously announced presenters Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for their roles in the movie. The 65TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS will be broadcast live across the country 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/ 5:00-8:00 PM, PT from NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22 on the CBS Television Network. While John has played more than 3,500 concerts in his career, this marks his first appearance at the Emmy Awards. John’s upcoming album, The Diving Board, his first studio album in seven years, which is produced by T Bone Burnett, will be released on Sept. 24. The 65TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS is executive produced by Ken Ehrlich. Host Neil Patrick Harris and Renato Basile serve as producers and Louis J. Horvitz is director.