E! News reports that Elton John will perform during the television industry’s biggest night of the year on September 22.
Sir Elton will pay tribute to Liberace, whose HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra is up for fifteen Emmys.
The performance, which marks John’s first time at the TV awards show, will accompany Candelabra nominees Michael Douglas and Matt Damon when they present during the show.
The list of presenters also includes powerhouse duos Kerry Washington and the legendary Diahann Carroll, funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, sisters Zooey and Emily Deschanel, and Allison Janney and Anna Faris (who play mother and daughter on the new CBS sitcom Mom).
American Horror Story, from openly gay creator Ryan Murphy, leads the way in nominations with seventeen nods, followed by Game of Thrones with sixteen. Like Candelabra, NBC’s Saturday Night Live scored fifteen.
Hosted for the second time by Neil Patrick Harris, the show airs live on CBS from Los Angeles starting at 7 p.m. CST.
John’s appearance coincides with the September 24 release of The Diving Board, his first studio album in seven years.